USA Millwork Rebranding Its Five Subsidiaries Under National Name

USA Millwork says it will renamed its five subsidiary companies, including architectural woodworking names like Mission Bell and O'Keefe, under a national name.
12/2/2020 12:00:00 AM

Northwest Hardwoods Sheds Debt and Reorganizes Under Chapter 11

Northwest Hardwoods reorganizes under Chapter 11 as China sources lumber elsewhere.
11/30/2020 12:00:00 AM

Hardware Resources Acquired by Clearlake Capital

Dimora Brands, formed by the 2010 merger of Top Knobs and Hardware Reources,
11/25/2020 12:00:00 AM

As Cabinetry Sales Jump to $654M, MasterBrand Opens 840,000 sq.ft. Plant

MasterBrand Cabinets will build a kitchen cabinet plant in Jackson, GA.
11/18/2020 12:00:00 AM

Building Materials Juggernaut U.S. LBM Acquired by Bain Capital

U.S. LBM, which grew from 16 locations to 250 since its founding in 2009,
11/13/2020 12:00:00 AM

Using Unique ContiRoll Press, MDF Made of Rice Straw Launches Production

CalPlant says it has launched commercial production of the world's first rice straw-based medium density fiberboard, Eureka™ MDF.
11/13/2020 12:00:00 AM

You Can Improve Your Dust Collector with Filter Bags

Replacing clogged cartridge filters high efficiency filters can greatly improve the performance of any collector by offering maximum air relief while still capturing dust particles as fine as 1 micron.
11/6/2020 12:00:00 AM

Schlabach Wood Design Invests $3.8M to Expand Cabinetry Manufacture

Schlabach Wood Design, a custom cabinet and furnishings manufacturer, said it plans to invest $3.8 million to expand operations of its kitchen cabinetry and bathroom vanity product lines to meet increased customer demand.
11/6/2020 12:00:00 AM

Robert Hermans To Be Named CEO of IPCO

The Board of Directors have appointed Robert Hermans as the new CEO of IPCO starting May 2021 the latest.
11/6/2020 12:00:00 AM

COVID-19 Infection Now Strikes 20 Percent of Woodworking Firms

Woodworking businesses reporting a positive COVID-19 tests among workers have increased eightfold since March 2020, with 20.7 percent of firms reporting one or more individuals with an infection in October.
11/6/2020 12:00:00 AM

Miltec Shows Gloss Control Technology for the Wood Industry at IWF Connect

Miltec UV’s innovative HPI UV System with leading-edge Gloss Control technology enables manufacturers to achieve an extremely wide gloss range (as high as 50 gloss units) using a single UV coating.
11/5/2020 12:00:00 AM

IPCO Invests in Precision Steel Belts for Thinner MDF, OSB and Particleboard

The move towards production of thinner boards at speeds of up to 2 500 mm/sec means the need for near perfection in belt quality is intensifying, and IPCO has invested heavily.
11/5/2020 12:00:00 AM

Dovetail Drawer Box Joints: Stronger and Now Easier on a CNC

At IWF Connect, Cabinet Pro Software demonstrated its
11/4/2020 12:00:00 AM

SketchUp-based CabWriter Software Releases Version 4.0

CabWriter Cabinet Design Software announces the release of Version 4.0 for CabWriter Pro, CabWriter Home and CabWriter CNC. 
11/4/2020 12:00:00 AM

Closets Wholesaler Stow Company acquires Gorgeous Garage

Former Monkey Bar Storage dealer network expands Stow presence in growing garage segment.
11/3/2020 12:00:00 AM

Bessey One-handed Table Clamps (EZR-SET) Debuts at IWF Connect

EZR-SET one-handed clamp innovation is designed with purpose  and many possibilities.
11/3/2020 12:00:00 AM

Nanaholy Furniture to Add EFI Cubik Digital Wood Printer in China

Injket wood decoration technology set to increase production throughput and flexibility for leading Chinese furniture company.
11/3/2020 12:00:00 AM

CNC Factory CEO Chris Corrales Stays on the Go at IWF Connect

"I'm excited so many woodshop owners everywhere can see the latest in CNC equipment with this new IWF Connect online platform,"says Coralles.
10/28/2020 12:00:00 AM

PaintLine Launches Expandable, Heavy-duty Drying Rack at IWF Connect

ProDryingRack EX-Plus Series features up to 15 feet of mobile, horizontal rack space and 1,800 lbs of weight capacity.
10/26/2020 12:00:00 AM

See How Easy It Is to Design and Machine Cabinets on the Thermwood Cut Center

Take a tour of the Thermwood Cut Center and learn all about this powerful automated solution.
10/13/2020 12:00:00 AM

Trending Shadowline Cabinetry Designs Now Added to Hexagon Cabinet Vision

Software suite makes it easier for anyone to produce cabinets with shadowline finishes, streamlines door production and grows with woodworkers’ needs.
10/12/2020 12:00:00 AM

Wood-Mode Runs Even Better a Year After Reopening, KBDN Reports

Dealers winnowed and operating leaner, Wood-Mode plans new cabinet styles.
10/9/2020 12:00:00 AM

A Smarter Approach to Factory Air for Wood Manufacturing


10/9/2020 12:00:00 AM

Color Trends for 2021? Sherwin-Williams' ColorMix Forecast, Oct. 27, IWF Connect

Lauren West, Global Color & Design Director for Industrial Wood Products at Sherwin-Wiiliams, delivers Primetime addresson Oct. 27, Day 2 of IWF Connect.
10/8/2020 12:00:00 AM

Two Wood Industry Market Research Studies to Be Unveiled at IWF Connect

Woodworking Network will present the results of industry studies into effects of the pandemic on business and its annual closets study, first time since the pandemic struck. and during IWF Connect, October 26-30.
10/8/2020 12:00:00 AM

Sherwin-Williams Names Building Team for New Headquarters, R&D Center

Spending $600 million, S-W will build a 1 million sq. ft. headquarters, and 500,000 sq. ft. R&D center in Cleveland.
10/5/2020 12:00:00 AM

IWF Connect Preview: Daily Keynotes, Hundreds of Exhibits & Education On-Demand

IWF Connect, the woodworking industry virtual trade show running October 26–30, 2020,
10/5/2020 12:00:00 AM

Stiles Parametric 3D Configurator Lets Online Customers Design and Order Products

Configurator 3D creates visual designs that buyers can modify from parametric displays of existing products, or design specific products with parametrics.
10/2/2020 12:00:00 AM

Choice Machinery Names Ed Strahota National Sales Manager

Choice Machinery Group equipment brands include Ritter Machinery and Evans Machinery.
10/2/2020 12:00:00 AM

REHAU Wins Award for Rauvisio Noir Super-matte Millwork and Cabinetry Finish

Cabinet finish released in June secures Merit Award in the category of Materials/Technology.
10/1/2020 12:00:00 AM

Showplace Cabinetry CEO Paul Sova Retires; President Bill Allen to Succeed Him

Showplace has grown to achieve nearly $90 million in annual sales. Its 587 employee-owners build about 45 kitchens each day.
10/1/2020 12:00:00 AM

Cut the Cord? DeWalt Cordless Jobsite Strategy Hits Primetime at IWF Connect

DeWalt professional tools with smart chargers and the latest batteries fuel powerful brushless motors,  enabling a "cordless jobsite."
9/28/2020 12:00:00 AM

What Drives Growing Urban Wood Movement? Find Out at IWF Connect

Free IWF Connect webinar on opportunities for woodworkers to leverage local appeal and environmental benefits of using urban wood's unique characteristics.
9/28/2020 12:00:00 AM

Improve Workflow in the Office, and Watch Profits Grow on the Shop Floor

Built by millworkers, for millworkers, INNERGY is a cloud-based ERP solution that drives the complete business process of custom woodwork shops. But software isn’t a magic bullet.
9/28/2020 12:00:00 AM

IWF Connect - 5 Exciting Days of Buying, Selling, and New Product Discovery

IWF Connect, the woodworking industry virtual trade show running October 26-30, 2020, gives  attendees streamlined access to a marketplace for the latest in new technologies and supplies.
9/27/2020 12:00:00 AM

Digital Printing on Wood: Now Ready to Deliver on Its Promise

Hymmen designs, manufactures and integrates laminating, gluing, and coating lines for the furniture, flooring, and panel processing industries.
9/27/2020 12:00:00 AM

Rev-A-Shelf Names Steve Orr West Coast Sales Representative

Supplier of kitchen, bath and closet accessories and lighting, Rev-A-Shelf named Steve Orr as the newly appointed West Coast Sales Representative.
9/25/2020 12:00:00 AM

At Küchenmeile, the German KBIS, Poggenpohl and Hettich Announce Partnership

Cabinetmaker Poggenpohl and hardware supplier Hettich announced a partnership under which  Poggenpohl will use Hettich in key areas of its portfolio.
9/25/2020 12:00:00 AM

Williams & Hussey Machine Acquired by Original Saw Company

Original Saw, which in 1990 acquired DEWALT's radial arm saw division, diversifies into moulders and planers with buy of Williams & Hussey Machine Co. assets.
9/24/2020 12:00:00 AM

Year-to-Year Cabinet Sales Up 3% for July 2020 says KCMA

Cabinet manufacturers reported an increase in overall cabinet sales of 3% for July 2020 compared to the same month in 2019. Custom sales are up 0.9%, semi-custom increased 3.6%, and stock sales increased 3%. 
9/23/2020 12:00:00 AM

Simple and Serene: Urbane Bronze is Sherwin-Williams 2021 Color of the Year

Rooted in nature, Urbane Bronze creates a sense of calm
9/23/2020 12:00:00 AM

Roseburg Forest Products Names Managers for Marketing, Logistics

Roseburg Forest Products named former Mimaki marketing manager Kara Herron as its strategic marketing manager. while Matthew Sally has been promoted to the role of Supply Chain & Logistics Manager for Roseburg’s eastern region. 
9/22/2020 12:00:00 AM

Brad Miller, Director in Key BIFMA Initiatives, to Retire After 26 Years

Brad’s various titles through those years have reflected his multiple talents: From Manager of Government Affairs to Director of Communications & Government Affairs to Director of Advocacy & Sustainability.
9/21/2020 12:00:00 AM

Mereen-Johnson New 1905 Automation Division Offers Advanced Custom Engineering

Aiming to broaden its reach in wood industry, Mereen-Johnson launched of its newest division: 1905 Automation. Founded in 1905, Mereen-Johnson is launching 1905 Automation to broaden its reach within and beyond the wood industry.
9/18/2020 12:00:00 AM

Inland Plywood Company Acquired by Components Giant Patrick Industries

RV and wood products components firm Patrick Industries secures material for its operations by acquiring Inland Plywood.
9/18/2020 12:00:00 AM

Cabinotch Founders Close Custom Shop to Focus on Online Cabinetry Sales


9/17/2020 12:00:00 AM

De Pere Cabinet Inc. Acquired by Wellborn Forest


9/17/2020 12:00:00 AM

Milwaukee Tool Invests $6.75 million in New Service Hub in Indiana

The 150,000-square-foot facility in Greenwood, IN (and just 40 miles from Festool's U.S. headquarters) will house tool repair and warehousing space. It opens in March 2021.
9/16/2020 12:00:00 AM

Futures Contracts Point to Decline in Lumber Pricing

Now 48% above pre-pandemic levels, the fall drop won’t help much.
9/14/2020 12:00:00 AM

Jeld-Wen and Masonite Pay $75.5M to Settle Door Price Fixing Suits

Jeld-Wen, Inc. said in an SEC filing that it entered into a settlement agreement along with its co-defendant, Masonite Corporation regarding price fixing on Interior Molded Doors Antitrust. 
9/13/2020 12:00:00 AM

Exhibitors Large and Small Commit to IWF Connect, Oct. 26-30

Innovative products and intriguing developments are on tap for IWF Connect.
9/11/2020 12:00:00 AM

Uniboard Plans Virtual Tour of Sayabec Mill's New TFL and HPL Press #7

Uniboard, the North American leader in design and decorative composite wood panel (TFL) manufacturing, announces the company’s first live virtual launch on September 23, 2020.
9/11/2020 12:00:00 AM

Furnishings Group Alliance4Safety Aims to Assure Worker Safety During Pandemic

American Home Furnishings Alliance communications initiative promotes practices that protect the health of industry customers and employees during sales, production and delivery..
9/11/2020 12:00:00 AM

CNC Factory Python XPR Debuts 5th Generation Technology

CNC Factory debuts the Python XPR CNC Machine Center with 5th Generation Technology.  
9/10/2020 12:00:00 AM

Masonite Puts Data Marketing Expert from Oracle, Microsoft as CMO

Masonite (NYSE: DOOR) pandemic sales drop yields higher net income. Jennifer Renaud is new SVP and Chief Marketing Officer
9/9/2020 12:00:00 AM

Biesse Shifts Strategy, Adds New Execs in Italy and North America

Biesse named Massimo Potenza co-CEO at headquarters in Italy. Biesse America and Biesse Canada appointed Randy Jamison and Matt Fleming Chief Commercial Officers, a newly created position..
9/7/2020 12:00:00 AM

Rhythm of Color: Sherwin-Williams Weaves Story of Balance in Design for 2021

Sherwin-Williams is announcing its annual Colormix® Forecast, a collection of 40 hues across four palettes that celebrate the Rhythm of Color – the balance between fast and slow, quiet and expressive, and virtual and physical.
9/4/2020 12:00:00 AM

Con-Vey Names New Project Manager

Con-Vey has named Parker Massie to the position of Project Manager.
9/4/2020 12:00:00 AM

Quanex Cabinet Components Sales Fell 10%, Impacted by Pandemic

Quanex Building Products third quarter earnings dropped 11 percent, a result of COVID-19.
9/4/2020 12:00:00 AM

RPM Acquires Gator Sandpaper and Abrasives Manufacturer

RPM International Inc. (NYSE: RPM) announced that its Rust-Oleum business has acquired Ali Industries, LLC, a leading manufacturer of sandpaper and other abrasives.
9/3/2020 12:00:00 AM

Steelcase Cuts Staff with Early Retirements and 300 Salaried Layoffs

As COVID-19 cuts sales at Steelcase, cost-cutting moves have been ordered, including 300 salaried employee layoffs. ed workforce.
9/3/2020 12:00:00 AM

Steelcase, Its Furniture Manufacture Carbon Neutral, Looks to Suppliers for More

Reducing waste in manufacture, Steelcase says it is resetting how its suppliers manage their sourcing.
9/2/2020 12:00:00 AM

Armstrong Flooring Begins Work on New Headquarters Campus

Global flooring manufacturer will relocate corporate offices in 2021, transforming three buildings into collaborative office space, design showroom and technical center.
9/1/2020 12:00:00 AM

Registration Is Now Open for IWF Connect℠

Registration for IWF Connect℠ is now open, offering complimentary admission to the woodworking industry’s all-new way to do business.
9/1/2020 12:00:00 AM

IWF Connect℠ Exhibitor Webcast Sept. 10 at 2 PM


9/1/2020 12:00:00 AM

Expanding, Craftmaster Furniture to Add 100 Jobs by End of 2021

Production space now totals 750,000 sq.ft. with 25 immediate new hires, 100 by end of 2021.
8/28/2020 12:00:00 AM

Hooker Furniture Pulls Past Covid-19 As June and July Sales Rise

Hooker saw sales rebound in the first few weeks of its second quarter, while first quarter sales plummeted over 70% in March and 65% in April,
8/27/2020 12:00:00 AM

John Sleva to Head Quanex Cabinet Components

Quanex Building Products (NYSE: NX) promoted John Sleva to President of its North American Cabinet Components Division (NACC).
8/24/2020 12:00:00 AM

ANSI Countertop Standard Proposed by Architectural Woodwork Institute

AWI submits advanced standards for countertops and wood stair, handrails, and guard systems.
8/24/2020 12:00:00 AM

Best Practices for Fabricating Acrylic Workplace Barriers

AXYZ Routers and ACRYLITE application experts to teach best practices on fabricating acrylic retail and workplace barriers.
8/24/2020 12:00:00 AM

J.D. Power Kitchen Cabinet Satisfaction at All Time High

Accessories, hinge strength, American Woodmark ranks highest.
8/24/2020 12:00:00 AM

Cabinetry Maker American Woodmark Adds Two to Its Board

American Woodmark Corporation (NASDAQ: AMWD), a leading supplier of cabinetry, announced that David Rodriguez and Scott Culbreth have joined its board of directors. 
8/22/2020 12:00:00 AM

Kewaunee Scientific Opens Lab Casework Business in Saudi Arabia

Kewaunee Scientific Corporation (NASDAQ: KEQU), a recognized leader in the design, manufacture, and installation of laboratory, healthcare, and technical furniture products since 1906, received approvals to establish a Technical Service Organization within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
8/21/2020 12:00:00 AM

Ralf Marohn Named Poggenpohl Managing Director as Strategic investors Take Over

Jomoo Germany, subsidiary of China's Jomoo Group, maintains operations in Germany and looks to markets in USA, China, India and the Middle East.
8/20/2020 12:00:00 AM

Korea's Zinus to Invest $108 M in First U.S. Furnishing Manufacturing Plant

Supplier of beds, mattresses, sofas to Wayfair, Amazon, Walmart and Costco e-commerce mattress and sleepers products a subsidiary of China's Zinus Inc.
8/19/2020 12:00:00 AM

Sponsored: Titus T-Type Hinges Combine Ease of Use with Versatility

These new T-type hinges are engineered for ease of installation and also offer Titus's proprietary multi-purpose damping technology.
8/18/2020 12:00:00 AM

Stevens Names Shawn Finney CFO and Bill Lane Director of Sales for Panels and Components

News Release
8/17/2020 12:00:00 AM

Builders Confident, But Lumber Shortages and Soaring Prices Threaten Recovery

NAHB urged the White House to alleviate the growing threat to housing and the economy by calling on domestic lumber producers to ramp up production to ease growing shortages, and negotiate a softwood agreement with Canada to end
8/14/2020 12:00:00 AM

Fortune Brands Cabinets Writes Off Millions in Brand Equity, But Sees Gains at China's Expense

In the first quarter of 2020, the company says it recognized an impairment charge of $9.5 M related to tradenames.
8/10/2020 12:00:00 AM

Wilsonart Engineered Surfaces Will Acquire Alpine Sales

Wilsonart Engineered Surfaces announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Alpine Sales, Inc., a Columbia, SC-based wholesale distributor.
8/10/2020 12:00:00 AM

Canadian RTA Furniture Maker Invests $27 Million in First U.S. Plant

Prepac Manufacturing Ltd., a North American manufacturer of ready-to-assemble (RTA) furniture will locate its new East Coast furniture factory in Whitsett, NC,
8/10/2020 12:00:00 AM

Ashley Furniture Investing $22 M in Mississippi Plant Expansions

Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. is expanding operations at its facilities in Verona and Saltillo.
8/10/2020 12:00:00 AM

Portugal's Sonae Industriae, Parent of Tafisa, Received a Takeover Bid

Sonae Indústria SGPS, SA reported that it received a notice on July 31, 2020 from Efanor Investimentos SGPS, SA,
8/10/2020 12:00:00 AM

Cefla Shows Off Its LAB for Finishing Research and Development

Cefla says one of the most highly valued services it offers customers and partners today is the 32,000 sq.ft. laboratory in Imola, Italy.
8/7/2020 12:00:00 AM

Steves & Sons Door Plant Expansion Includes Massive Mereen-Johnson Sizer

Expected to Open in 6-8 Months as Production Capacity Increases
8/7/2020 12:00:00 AM

Wellborn Cabinet Adds Rough Mill Lumber Facility

Construction of 100,000 square foot facility
8/7/2020 12:00:00 AM

Cabinet Refinisher Franchise Sees Pandemic-driven Remodeling Spike

70% of consumers surveyed noted plans to tackle home improvement projects. Seeing firsthand evidence of this trend is N-Hance™ Wood Refinishing.
8/7/2020 12:00:00 AM

Milesi Healthy.Wood Coatings Said to Reduce Bacteria 99.9 Percent

Milesi HEALTHY.WOOD is a complete line of Polyurethanic, Acrylic, UV, Nitrocellulose, Waterborne for interiors and Waterborne and Solvent based for exteriors Self-sealers and Topcoats, delivering extremely innovative sanitizing features.
8/7/2020 12:00:00 AM

Armstrong Architectural Components Group in $8 M Expansion

The company expects the addition of 50,000 sq.ft. of manufacturing, warehouse and office space to generate about 130 jobs.
8/7/2020 12:00:00 AM

CIC Coatings Names Jeff Takac VP Sales for North America

CIC Coatings is a Dallas area manufacturer and boutique leader in the manufacture and distribution of "American made" high performance wood & metal coatings.
8/7/2020 12:00:00 AM

Andy O'Hare Officially Became President of the Composite Panel Association August 3

The Composite Panel Association welcomed Andy O’Hare as the new President on August 3.
8/4/2020 12:00:00 AM

Kitchen Cabinet Sales Fell 1.8 Percent in June, Reports KCMA

Cabinet manufacturers reported a decrease in overall cabinet sales of 1.8% for June 2020 compared to the same month in 2019.
8/3/2020 12:00:00 AM

Armstrong Acquires Ceiling Fabricator Turf Design

Turf Design, Inc., a Chicago-based commercial interiors design house and maker of custom felt ceiling and wall solutions with annual revenues of approximately $25 million.
8/3/2020 12:00:00 AM

Deimco Finishing Equipment Adds Two Electrical and Control Technicians

Deimco Finishing Equipment, a designer and builder of custom finishing and material handling systems, announces the hiring of Chris Ribby and Scott Danner.
8/3/2020 12:00:00 AM

Craft Furniture Maker Plunges Into Digital Marketing to Save its Business

Pompanoosuc Mills in Thetford, VT turns to online retailing after shuttering its plant and 8 retail outlets, and laying off most of its 115 workers, reports the August 1, 2020 Wall St. Journal.
8/2/2020 12:00:00 AM

Metabo HPT (Koki Holdings America Ltd.) Names New President and CEO

Joe Leffler assumes the role of CEO & President of Metabo HPT.
7/31/2020 12:00:00 AM

New Research Reveals Strong Attendee Interest in IWF Connect℠

IWF Connect℠ virtual trade show will create a new way to do business for the global woodworking industry. Research forecasts a strong reception.
7/31/2020 12:00:00 AM

Biesse Digital Arena: Webinars, Streaming Demos, Idea Exchanges

BIesse has launched the Digital Arena, a digital place dedicated to the wood, advanced materials, glass and stone industry.
7/30/2020 12:00:00 AM

A Peek at Adornus Cabinetry $10 Million State of the Art Factory

Adornus Cabinetry new manufacturing facility and corporate headquarters for North America.
7/29/2020 12:00:00 AM

Biesse Sophia Software Wins German Innovation Award 2020

Biesse Deutschland was awarded in the “Excellence in Business to Business – Connectivity” category of the German Innovation Awards 2020.
7/29/2020 12:00:00 AM

Con-Vey Names Brent Hensley Product Manager for Panel Products

Con-Vey’s panel product segments, including OSB, plywood, LVL, OSL, fiber panels, mineral composite panels, and CLT.
7/27/2020 12:00:00 AM

G Wood Products To Distribute Tantimber Thermally Modified Wood in U.S.

G Wood Products partnered with Turkish firm Tantimber, making it the exclusive distributor of a unique line of thermally treated wood products in the U.S.
7/27/2020 12:00:00 AM

Pella To Open 324,000 sq.ft. Vinyl Window Factory in Ohio

Window and door manufacturer planning to add 428 jobs by 2025
7/27/2020 12:00:00 AM

Century Components Names Bill Sewell National Sales Manager

Century Components, Sugar Creek, OH, has named Bill Sewell to the newly created position of National Sales Manager.
7/24/2020 12:00:00 AM

Herman Miller Worked Two Years on Furniture for Pro Gamers, Streamers

Typical e-sports athletes and streamers are seated at their desk upwards of three times as long as a typical office worker.
7/24/2020 12:00:00 AM

Scenic Millwork Firms Speed Buildouts as News Nation Premiere Nears

Chicago Scenic Studios and Showman Fabricators in Bayonne, NJ built the studio sound stages for News Nation, a national newscast launching September 1.
7/23/2020 12:00:00 AM

IWF Connect℠, a New Virtual Trade Show, Will Run Oct. 26-30, 2020

The show management of IWF Atlanta has announced the launch of a virtual trade show, IWF Connect, taking place Monday, October 26 through Friday, October 30.
7/23/2020 12:00:00 AM

Katharina Siebert Named LIGNA Press Spokeswoman

Effective July 1, 2020 Katharina Siebert will be responsible for international communications for the world's leading trade fair for tools, machinery and equipment for the woodworking and wood processing industries.
7/22/2020 12:00:00 AM

WEINIG HOLZ-HER USA  presents the Re-Tool Tour 2020 August 24-28

WEINIG HOLZ-HER USA  will present the Re-Tool Tour 2020, August 24-28, an entire week of machine demonstrations, application presentations, interviews, and discussions for wood manufacturing firms. 
7/21/2020 12:00:00 AM

Sponsored: Robotic Solutions to Debut CMA Spray Robotics in Jasper, Indiana

CMA offers a unique combination of robotics and scanning technology that is new to the U.S. market, providing greater efficiency and quality in the finish room.
7/20/2020 12:00:00 AM

Kitchen Magic Launches Elements, a Bath Remodel Operation

Elements, Bathrooms by Kitchen Magic Expands Bath Remodeling Services into New Jersey. 
7/20/2020 12:00:00 AM

Steelcase Will Distribute Italian Furniture Made by Mattiazzi

Steelcase will offer customers access to Mattiazzi’s complete catalogue of hand-finished wood furniture with immediate availability in North America.
7/20/2020 12:00:00 AM

SCM Demonstrates Exclusive Turnkey Surface Technologies


7/20/2020 12:00:00 AM

SCM Live Three-Day Live Stream Draws Thousands of Registrants

SCM adapted to constraints place by the pandemic on travel and in-person presentations, with the SCM Live Show, twenty-four hours of streaming presentations delivered over three days, June 30 to July 2, 2020. 
7/20/2020 12:00:00 AM

Knoll Teams With Denmark Unit, Muuto Furniture, for Work-at-Home Line

Knoll + Muuto Furniture for Today's Work from Home Lifestyle, Ready-to-Ship Products for Work, Living and Dining Spaces Ship Free in 1 - 3 Days
7/16/2020 12:00:00 AM

Roseburg Forest Names U.S. Sales Director and Canada Business Manager

Roseburg Forest Products announced the addition of two industry professionals to its commercial team. Effective Aug. 1, 2020, Michel Painchaud and Doug Asano will join the company.
7/16/2020 12:00:00 AM

Gig Staffing Firm Saw Pay Rise for Carpenters, Handyman, Furniture Movers

The average Get Gigs Worker's hourly pay is just shy of $22 per hour, up from $17 per hour from the period before COVID-19.
7/16/2020 12:00:00 AM

Management Shakeup at American Woodmark Cabinets

CFO Scott Culbreth named CEO; former CEO Cary Dunston retires; Paul Joachimczyk named CFO; Vance Tang elected Chairman; SVP of Sales Perry Campbell separates
7/14/2020 12:00:00 AM

Universal Forest Follows Quest Millwork Buyout With T&R Lumber Deal

T&R manufactures wood products used primarily by nurseries: wooden stakes; trellises; tree boxes; shipping racks; and plastic nursery supplies.
7/14/2020 12:00:00 AM

U.S. Customs Finds China Plywood Makers Evade Tariffs by Shipping Via Cambodia

Following a complaint by U.S. plywood makers, China's Interglobal Forest, American Pacific Plywood and U.S. Global Forest are accused of evading punitive tariffs aimed at curtailing dumping, the selling of plywood at below cost of production.
7/13/2020 12:00:00 AM

SCM Streams Technology Developments in the SCM Live Show

More than 4,000 online guests attended its virtual open house. Adapting to constraints placed by the pandemic, SCM delivered 24 hours of presentation over three days.June 30 to July 2, 2020. 
7/13/2020 12:00:00 AM

Bella Cabinetry Adds Contour Edgebander to Serve New Closets Customer

Around mid-April, Bella Innovative Modern Cabinetry received a request to assist with parts manufacturing for a closet solution company due, to the shutdown of that firm's main supplier under COVID-19 restrictions.
7/10/2020 12:00:00 AM

Operations Back to Normal, Jeld-Wen Windows Saw June Sales Rise

Window and door manufacturer Jeld-Wen Holding, Inc. CEO Gary S. Michel says business in June returned to normal rates, following suspension of operations at some of its factories. 
7/8/2020 12:00:00 AM

Students at 13 Woodworking Schools Earn Certification Despite COVID-19

A survey by the Woodwork Career Alliance’s reveals the unique challenges and ingenuity of teaching woodworking online and the determination of many students to earn their WCA credentials.
7/8/2020 12:00:00 AM

Judge Dismisses IKEA Dresser Tip-over Suit Against Home Furnishings Group

Pennsylvania federal judge last month dismissed a wrongful death lawsuit filed against the American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA), declaring that the Alliance did not share in the responsibility for a Florida toddler’s death in a furniture tip-over accident.
7/7/2020 12:00:00 AM

Bookcase Maker The Woodland Mills Beefs Up E-commerce Website

The Woodland Mills, owned by Cunningham Furniture, will beef up its website to grow online sales, using the BigCommerce platform on a new site built by 1Digital Agency.
7/6/2020 12:00:00 AM

Lockdowel Names Jason Howell CEO and President

After 10 years as president of Weinig-HolzJason Howell will position the Lockdowel manufacturing system as an industry standard
7/6/2020 12:00:00 AM

Does COVID Mark the End of 'Open Plan' Office Spaces?

COVID has completely reshaped how we interact with others in public spaces and can even be seen in the changes in design and layout for businesses that remained open throughout the pandemic.,
7/2/2020 12:00:00 AM

Small Business Grants Offered by Finance Firm Nav

Junk Star Handcrafted Furniture was among winners of business finance firm Niav's grants. A new round of grants is offered to help provide a U.S. small businesses access capital.
7/2/2020 12:00:00 AM

Doug Martin Joins Sierra Forest Products as Territory Manager in Northwest

Doug Martin has joined Sierra Forest Products as Territory Sales Manager for Oregon and Southwest Washington State.
7/1/2020 12:00:00 AM

Höcker North America Earns Certified UL Listing

Hone of the few dust collection companies in the world to hold such a standard of quality.
7/1/2020 12:00:00 AM

Virginia Education Dept. Honors American Woodmark, Frederick County Schools Partnership

The Virginia Department of Education has recognized Frederick County Public Schools’ Career and Technical Education Program
7/1/2020 12:00:00 AM

Romar Cabinet & Top Company Launches New Pro-Line Series

Custom cabinet maker Romar Cabinet & Top Company says it has launched a new Pro-line series frameless cabinet, allowing customers a more affordable option with a variety of finishes and designs.
7/1/2020 12:00:00 AM

Axalta Enters Polyurethane Wood Coatings Market in North America

The addition of the Imron Industrial Wood product line marks Axalta's official expansion into the polyurethane wood coatings market.
7/1/2020 12:00:00 AM

Prestige Cabinets Offers Free Kitchen Makeover to Honor Healthcare Workers

Cabinets for a Cause is an annual event to honor a deserving member of the local community with a FREE kitchen makeover
7/1/2020 12:00:00 AM

Steelcase Allies with MIT To Study Workplace Disease Transmission

Steelcase announced a collaboration with MIT professor and disease specialist Dr. Lydia Bourouiba to study disease transmission in the workplace.
7/1/2020 12:00:00 AM

Kohler Publishes Latest Social Impact Report on Sustainabilty

Kohler is a global leader in the design, innovation and manufacture of kitchen and bath products; engines and power systems; luxury cabinetry, lighting and tile.
7/1/2020 12:00:00 AM

Businesses Unable to Work Remotely Devastated by Pandemic, Researchers Say

A study by MIT Sloan and Northwestern Kellogg business schools reveals the devastating economic consequences of businesses unable to work remotely.
6/30/2020 12:00:00 AM

Paychex says Earnings Rose as More Businesses Reopened

The latest Paychex | IHS Markit Small Business Employment Watch shows that employment growth held steady in June, with the jobs index moderating just 0.06 percent to 94.81.
6/30/2020 12:00:00 AM

Woodworking Network Survey Forecasts Solid Recovery for Industry

Most woodworking manufacturers managed to stay open or have returned to full production. after a shutdown in the COVID-19 crisis.
6/30/2020 12:00:00 AM

Public Offering to Fund Smart Speaker Cabinet Factory in U.S.

Tom DeVesto, whose background includes sounds system businesses Advent, Kloss Video, and Cambridge Soundworks, aims to build a U.S. factory for his latest start-up, Como Audio.
6/29/2020 12:00:00 AM

Arauco Adds a Beadboard Texture to Its High Density Fiberboard Line

Fibrex HDF is available as a raw industrial panel. Value-added options include pegging, chalkboard and dry-erase, decorative paint finishes, or direct-print woodgrains.
6/29/2020 12:00:00 AM

2020 Tresco Lighting Top Project Contest Is Open

Rev-A-Shelf and Tresco Lighting announced the third annual Top Project Contest.
6/29/2020 12:00:00 AM

Senco Petition Yields 300 Percent Antidumping Duties on Chinese Staples

U.S. nailing and stapling giant Kyocera Senco Industrial
6/29/2020 12:00:00 AM

Armstrong Flooring Sales Rose, and It Wins Better Plants Energy Award

Armstrong Flooring also was honored by the U.S. Department of Energy, for a program reducing energy usage during plant shutdowns
6/26/2020 12:00:00 AM

To Reopen Offices, Diverzify Flooring Offers COVID-19 Disinfection Nationally

Diverzify now brings RD Weis disinfection services, proven effective against Coronavirus and other harmful viruses, to private and publiDiverzify Flooring Now Offers Coronavierusc facilities
6/26/2020 12:00:00 AM

China-based CFL Flooring To Build First U.S. Factory in Georgia

Shanghai-based Creative Flooring Solutions, a manufacturer of laminate, wood, and luxury vinyl tile, plans to invest more than $70 million in a new manufacturing facility in Calhoun, GA. 
6/25/2020 12:00:00 AM

Steelcase and West Elm Announce Retail Collection

Design leaders expand relationship to help people working at home with ergonomic, high performing solutions.
6/24/2020 12:00:00 AM

Chris Dehmer, Darkhorse Woodworks, Re-elected CMA President

The Cabinet Makers Association (CMA) announced the results of its annual election for the organization’s board of directors and the installment of their officers for the next year.
6/22/2020 12:00:00 AM

Getting Offers to Buy IWF 2020 Attendees Lists? They Are Fake

A wave of unauthorized IWF 2020 registration lists have flooded the exhibitor's inboxes.
6/22/2020 12:00:00 AM

BIFMA Business Furniture Group Names First CEO and President

Architect Deirdre Jimenez, AIA ASID,
6/19/2020 12:00:00 AM

Kristie Juster, CEO at Kimball and Matt Schad, CEO of Nucraft Furniture, Join BIFMA Board

BIFMA announces the election of new industry leaders to its Board of Directors.
6/18/2020 12:00:00 AM

Decore-ative Specialties to Close Elk Grove, CA Manufacturing Operations

The closure, which is scheduled for the end of August 2020, is prompted by the rising costs of operations and the economic conditions created by COVID-19.
6/18/2020 12:00:00 AM

Hooker Furniture Names Jeremy Hoff as CEO Beginning January 2021

Hooker Furniture's board elected Jeremy Hoff, President of Hooker Legacy Brands, as its next CEO.
6/17/2020 12:00:00 AM

TigerStop Founder Spencer Dick Developed Over 100 Manufacturing Patents

Spencer Dick, founder of TigerStop, died June 11
6/17/2020 12:00:00 AM

84 Lumber Opens New Door Shop in Greenville, SC

The 58,000 sq.ft. facility runs one interior door line with plans to open an exterior door line by early July as well as a second interior line eventually.
6/15/2020 12:00:00 AM

New Fellowes Contract Interiors Headed by Mark Rhoades

Fellowes Brands is seeking a Director of Global Marketing for its new Fellowes Contract Interiors business.
6/15/2020 12:00:00 AM

After 3 Deaths, CPSC Urges Removal of Latches and Locks on Cavalier Cedar Chests

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is urging consumers to remove the latch or lock on all “Cavalier” brand cedar chests immediately.
6/15/2020 12:00:00 AM

Aaron's Furniture Says All Its Showrooms Reopened by End of May

The manufacturer and lessor of furniture nearly all of the showrooms of Aaron's company-owned stores were open.
6/11/2020 12:00:00 AM

IWF 2020 Cancelled Due to COVID-19

ravel restrictions and governmental regulations made it impossible to stage safely.
6/11/2020 12:00:00 AM

WMIA Educational Foundation Awards $35,400 in Scholarships for 2020

The WMIA Education Foundation Board of Trustees selected eight students to receive a total of $12,400 in scholarships.
6/10/2020 12:00:00 AM

Why Balancing Tools for Cutting Performance Matters More Than Ever

Balanced tools, at this point, are a necessity in order to make full use of a CNC machine's capacity and capabilities.
6/10/2020 12:00:00 AM

Cabinet Sales Turned Down Drastically in April 2020 Says KCMA

The Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association monthly Trend of Business Survey showed a 22% sales drop for April 2020.
6/9/2020 12:00:00 AM

New Architectural Wood Casework Standard Took Effect June 1, 2020

The Architectural Woodwork Institute announced its long-awaited ANSI/AWI 0641-2019–Architectural Wood Casework Standard became effective June 1, 2020.
6/5/2020 12:00:00 AM

Cabinet Makers Ask Shops to Complete the 2020 Benchmark Survey

The Cabinet Makers Association (CMA), in conjunction with Woodworking Network, requests that small- and medium-sized shop owners complete their 2020 Benchmark Survey.
6/5/2020 12:00:00 AM

Entries Revealed in 2020 Challengers Distinguished Achievement Award®

The International Woodworking Fair has announced the entries for the IWF 2020 Challengers Distinguished Achievement Award®.
6/4/2020 12:00:00 AM

Horizon Forest Products Now a Distributor for AkzoNobel’s Chemcraft Brand

With corporate office locations in Raleigh, NC and Richmond, VA, and 11 branch offices from Maryland to South Carolina, Horizon Forest Products also serves Texas from Houston and Plano.
6/4/2020 12:00:00 AM

Giardina Group Acquires Italian Finishing Machinery Firm De Stefani

Giardina Group, one of the best-known international brands for finishing solutions, has acquired De Stefani Valerio & C snc based in Giussano, Italy.
6/3/2020 12:00:00 AM

Kewaunee Scientific Names Douglass Batdorff VP Manufacturing

Former Steelcase and Legacy Cabinet production chief will manage domestic lab millwork, cabinetry and furnishings operations.
6/1/2020 12:00:00 AM

Student Furniture, Architecture and Interior Design Winners Named

Competition asked interior design, architecture and furniture design students to create furniture using Formica Brand products.
6/1/2020 12:00:00 AM

Midmark Expands Synthesis Cabinetry Collection with Ergonomic Features

Midmark Corp. expanded its Synthesis Cabinetry Collection, incorporating ergonomic principles to help caregivers.
6/1/2020 12:00:00 AM

As CFO Resigns, Patrick Industries Makes Interim Appointment

Joshua Boone, Chief Financial Officer, has resigned to accept a senior leadership position with another publicly traded company.
6/1/2020 12:00:00 AM

Flatbed Printer Handles Two-inch Thick 8 x 10 Plywood

It attains near photographic quality printing directly onto rigid substrates, including panel up to two inches thick.
5/28/2020 12:00:00 AM

Chinese Flooring Firms Shower Georgia With $50+ Million in Investment

Three leading Chinese manufacturers of flooring will establish their first U.S. headquarters and manufacturing facilities near Atlanta.
5/27/2020 12:00:00 AM

ICL Launches Halox Scratch-X Anti-scratch Additive Wood Products Coatings

ICL Group LTD. launched of Halox Scratch-X, improves scratch resistance and durability and extends the life of industrial wood coatings that are used in cabinetry and furniture.
5/25/2020 12:00:00 AM

Winners Named in 16th Annual Wilsonart Challenge

Ryerson Student Wins Wilsonart Challenge for 'The Not Loveseat' Design.
5/25/2020 12:00:00 AM

Shaw Industries Adam Thomas to Address Digital Printing on Wood Symposium

Thomas, Samples Production Manager of Shaw Industries, will address the Digital Printing & Imaging Wood Industry Symposium at IWF 2020. 
5/21/2020 12:00:00 AM

BIFMA Revises ANSI Standards for Public Seating

The American National Standards Institute, ANSI, has approved the revised safety and performance standard for Public and Lounge Seating.
5/20/2020 12:00:00 AM

Neu Concepts Creates Social Distance Solutions for Workplaces

Manager Cathy Hofknecht pivots from retail displays and exhibit building and design to designing and producing workplace projects.
5/18/2020 12:00:00 AM

This Robot Can Spray Finish Three Chairs at a Time

Robotic Solutions is a certified system integrator for Kuka robots, adapting them for wood products manufacutring or for any high-speed industrial application from 50- to 500-lb capacity. 
5/18/2020 12:00:00 AM

Martha Stewart TV Show Kitchen Earned Higher Bids Than Expected

The Turkey Hill kitchen set where The Martha Show was filmed, along with the original Emeril Lagasse kitchen and several other test kitchens.
5/17/2020 12:00:00 AM

Laguna Tools Relocates Headquarters to Grand Prairie, TX

Woodworking equipment firm Laguna Tools announced it will move its headquarters from Irvine, CA to Grand Prairie, TX.
5/17/2020 12:00:00 AM

Along With Cabinetry, Building Items, MFS Supply to Sell COVID-19 PPE

Personal Protective Equipment, much in demand during the pandemic, will now be available nationally from MFS Supply, a distributor of kitchen cabinets and building renovation materials.
5/15/2020 12:00:00 AM

Reusable Jobsite Spray Booth Sets Up Quickly for Workpiece Finishing

PaintLine announced a highly portable, re-usable spray booth solution: the Portable Jobsite Spray Booth.
5/15/2020 12:00:00 AM

Four Job Corps Residential Skills Training Center Contracts Awarded by Labor Department

The U.S. Department of Labor says it awarded contracts to operate four Job Corp centers.
5/15/2020 12:00:00 AM

Altendorf K Series Edgebander Wins 2020 iF Design Award

Altendorf Group America says its newly developed K Series of edgebanders made by Hebrock have won a 2020  iF Design Award.
5/15/2020 12:00:00 AM

Ethan Allen Still Books Furniture Orders in April Even With Design Centers Closed

Domestic furniture manufacturing is allowing Ethan Allen to continue deliveries during the shutdowns.
5/12/2020 12:00:00 AM

Homag Group Bought Out Joint Venture Partner in China

The deal brings it more sales power in China, where one-third of all furniture is sold.
5/11/2020 12:00:00 AM

Dürr Innovation Honored for EcoPaintJet for Furniture and Auto Industries

Robotic paint is applied through 50 one-tenth millimeter holes in parallel jet. A camera reads surface contours, and it eliminates overspray.
5/11/2020 12:00:00 AM

Hunter Morrison, Wood and Science Technology Engineer, Named AWI Technical Director

The Architectural Woodwork Institute announced the appointment of Hunter Morrison, a wood and science technology engineer, as the association's Technical Director.
5/8/2020 12:00:00 AM

Semihandmade Launches Minimalist Shaker Doors Mounted on IKEA Cabinets

The Quarterline collection has a more minimal look and fills the space between Shaker and full-slab doors, says designer Sarah Sherman Samuel.
5/7/2020 12:00:00 AM

Madrid Architect Hector Ruiz Velázquez Addresses Materials in Design at IWF 2020

Architect Hector Ruiz Velázquez will present “Feel the Art of Innovation” at Materials in Design, the all-day symposium taking place Wednesday, August 26, during the International Woodworking Fair in Atlanta.
5/7/2020 12:00:00 AM

Stiles Machinery Manufacturing Solutions Webinars Run May 18-22

Stiles Machinery's popular Manufacturing Solutions Seminars move online for the first time ever.
5/6/2020 12:00:00 AM

Poggenpohl Möbelwerke GmbH Files for Bankruptcy in Germany

High-end global cabinetry design leader, marketing in more than 70 countries, could not qualify for government C=pandemic relief.
5/5/2020 12:00:00 AM

Instructional Videos Guide IWF Exhibitors to Show and Marketing Opportunities

IWF Instructional Videos guide exhibitors to self-managed services, marketing, and support
5/5/2020 12:00:00 AM

Patrick Industries Says All Its Plants Will Be Operating in May

Wood component firm Patrick Industries says all its plants either remained open or were expected to resume operations by early May.
5/1/2020 12:00:00 AM

Evandro Matteucci Heads Up EFI Cubik Wood Products Printers

Matteucci’s role also includes directing operations for EFI’s new, award-winning Cubik line of single-pass printers for wood, concrete and polymer materials.
5/1/2020 12:00:00 AM

U.S. Lumber Coalition Wary of COVID Aid to Canadian Softwood Producers

The U.S. Lumber Coalition today expressed concern over recent announced and implied aid programs across Canada to benefit the Canadian Lumber industry.
5/1/2020 12:00:00 AM

MasterBrand Cabinetry Sales Rose 8 Percent 1st Quarter

FBHS cabinets division MasterBrand reported $620 million in the first quarter.
4/30/2020 12:00:00 AM

American Woodmark May Have Delays After Closure at Three Tijuana Component Plants

American Woodmark said in an SEC Filing that its three component plants were closed until April 30 by Mexico. It wants them declared "essential" as are its 15 other U.S. plants.
4/30/2020 12:00:00 AM

Griffon, Parent of ClosetMaid and Clopay Garage Doors, Rewards Hourly Employees

With most facilities open, in mid-March Griffon began an appreciation award program to hourly U.S. employees at its manufacturing and distribution sites, as recognition of the difficulties they've been facing.
4/29/2020 12:00:00 AM

Taylor Launches Urban Wood Initiative With Guitar Made of Urban Ash™

Its New Builder's Edition 324ce Made With Urban Ash - A Beautiful Tonewood Sourced From End-Of-Life California City Trees
4/28/2020 12:00:00 AM

What the CARES Act Holds for Wood Industry's Small Businesses

In addition to other SBA lending programs, the CARES Act established some special tax exceptions not related to loans, such as payroll tax credits, up to $1,000 per worker.
4/25/2020 12:00:00 AM

Seattle Central College Wood Technology Instructor Named WMIA Educator of the Year

Jeffrey Wasserman, an instructor at Seattle Central College’s Wood Technology Center, will receive the 2020 Educator of the Year Wooden Globe Award.
4/24/2020 12:00:00 AM

Formica Design VP Renee Derrington to Address ‘Blurred Spaces,’ at Materials in Design

Formica Group VP for Design, Renee Hytry Derrington, will address “Blurred Spaces - A Vision of Future Living,” at Materials in Design
4/24/2020 12:00:00 AM

Color Match Real Materials in a Virtual Light Booth

At IWF's new materials symposium, Materials in Design, X-Rite Materials Digitization expert Bruce Wright will detail a new system for verifying surface color matches
4/24/2020 12:00:00 AM

Urban Wood Movement Growth Focus of IWF 2020 Seminar

IWF 2020 Seminar Free presentation at North America's largest woodworking event will highlight opportunities for woodworkers to leverage the unique local appeal and environmental benefits of using urban wood
4/23/2020 12:00:00 AM

These Cabinet Shops Among First Awarded SBA Paycheck Protection Loans

As Congress adds $310 Billion to program, JMJ Caseworks in Sioux Falls and Custom Cabinetry & Countertops in Cincinnati were among first to tap fund.
4/23/2020 12:00:00 AM

Holsag Expands Wood Chair Line-up and Revampd Website

Holsag, a maker of fine wood chairs for the hospitality industry, expanded it line-up and re Holsag was acquired by furniture firm MITY in 2017.
4/20/2020 12:00:00 AM

Chinese Cabinetry Firm Investing $86 Million in Concord, NC

Say CEO, “During the COVID-19 epidemic, our company is firmly committed to its investment to express our confidence in U.S. markets.”
4/17/2020 12:00:00 AM

Haworth Senior Sustainability Engineer Named Vice Chair for BIFMA e3/LEVEL

Anne McManus, Senior Sustainability Engineer at Haworth, has been selected for the position of Vice Chairperson of BIFMA’s e3/LEVEL Subcommittee.
4/16/2020 12:00:00 AM

Kitchen Cabinet Sales Rose 9 Percent in February 2020

KCMA says cabinet manufacturers reported an increase in cabinet sales of 9.2% for February 2020 compared to the same month in 2019.
4/15/2020 12:00:00 AM

Quality Wood Floors Debuts Swiss-made Laminate Flooring

Quality Wood Floors announced today the release of its newest hard surface flooring collection by Switzerland-based manufacturer Swiss Krono. 
4/15/2020 12:00:00 AM

Jeld-Wen Rejects Ruling in Ongoing Dispute With Steves and Sons Doors

In a long-running dispute between two door manufacturers, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia granted a motion by Steves and Sons, Inc. seeking a preliminary injunction against JELD-WEN Holding.
4/15/2020 12:00:00 AM

IWF 2020 PREVIEW: When August Comes We Will Be There With You

With more than 130 days between now and IWF 2020 opening day, August and late summer promise to be a very different time—full of hope and focused on a brighter future.
4/15/2020 12:00:00 AM

IWF NEWS: This Free Service Pairs You With Connections You'll Be Glad You Made

My IWF Show Planner is a free service that automatically matches and selects the best possible connections for you based on the information you provide.
4/15/2020 12:00:00 AM

Bullish Outlook for New CEO at Building Materials Dealer Lester Group

The parent of Fortress Doors and four other building materials outlets is opening fifth dealership in May.
4/13/2020 12:00:00 AM

American Woodmark Names New Senior VP and Chief Marketing Officer

Cabinetry giant American Woodmark says Teresa May will be Senior VP and CMO, stepping down from its board.
4/10/2020 12:00:00 AM

International Woodworking Fair Announces Materials in Design Symposium at IWF 2020

A full-day event August 26, 2020 at the Georgia World Congress Center will feature more than a dozen sessions focused on innovation in finishing, hardware, and surface materials.
4/7/2020 12:00:00 AM

During N95 Shortage, U.S. Dept. of Labor Issues Guidance for Respiratory Protection

Interim enforcement guidance to help combat supply shortages of disposable N95 filtering face piece respirators (N95 FFRs).
4/4/2020 12:00:00 AM

SBA Launches Paycheck Protection Program for Small Businesses Hit by Health Crisis

The loans, which are 100% backed by SBA, are being provided to small businesses without collateral requirements, personal guarantees, SBA fees, or credit elsewhere tests.
4/3/2020 12:00:00 AM

Vollmer Will Dedicate New U.S. Facility in October

Vollmer of America has announced an Open House Celebration for its new facility in Findlay Township, Pa., scheduled for Oct. 22-23.
4/3/2020 12:00:00 AM

IWF 2020 PREVIEW: You'll Earn More When You Learn More

Education opportunities abound in the robust IWF 2020 Conference Program, which features dozens of individual conference sessions and day-long symposia.
4/3/2020 12:00:00 AM

After State Mandates Shutdown, 30% of Herman Miller Workers Return

Herman Miller execs conserve by freezing dividends.
4/3/2020 12:00:00 AM

IWF NEWS: What's New at IWF? More Than 150 First-Time Exhibitors

"What's new at IWF?" is the most frequently asked question. The answer in a nutshell: more than 150 First-Time Exhibitors. 
4/2/2020 12:00:00 AM

Knoll Resumes East Greenville, PA Operations Under Waiver from Governor

Knoll received waiver March 24, 2020 on the primary basis of its role in the manufacture and supply of goods and services to various life sustaining businesses.
4/1/2020 12:00:00 AM

Revving Up (or Starting Up) a Closets and Home Organization Business

Home organization is trending among Americans, and the IWF Closet Symposium is your ticket to tap its profit potential.
4/1/2020 12:00:00 AM

Chinese Cabinet Makers Hit by Antidumping Duties up to 269 Percent

A final ruling by the U.S. Trade Commission now triggers collection of hefty countervailing duties on importers of Chinese cabinets.
4/1/2020 12:00:00 AM

Tapping Internet of Things, Vollmer Launches Visual Support Service

Visual Support is part of the V@dison initiative, in which Vollmer is combining its digital solutions for Industry 4.0 and the IoT (Internet of Things).
4/1/2020 12:00:00 AM

Hardwoods Distribution Inc. Acquires Diamond Hardwoods

Diamond distributes architectural building products to contractors, industrial manufacturers, and retail customers.
4/1/2020 12:00:00 AM

REHAU launches new North American website

Supports mobility of customers in Mechanical & Plumbing, Windows & Doors, Millwork & Cabinetry
4/1/2020 12:00:00 AM

Felder Group Will Launch a Portable CNC in its Hammer Line

Austrian woodworking technology firm Felder says it will launch a portable, small-format CNC machine in its Hammer line.
4/1/2020 12:00:00 AM

Artisan Display Speeds Millwork in Rush to Open Penn Medical 504-Bed Emergency Department

SCM North America offers free support to customers meeting the national emergency. Artisan Display received complimentary production support to speed the completion of Penn Medical's 504 bed facility in just 10 days.
4/1/2020 12:00:00 AM

Engineered Wood Moulding Demand to Grow at Fast Clip

Engineered wood moulding and trim demand is expected to increase 4.3% annually through 2024 to $1.7 billion
3/30/2020 12:00:00 AM

U.S. Designates Cabinetry and Wood Products Workers as 'Essential'

Employees at wood products manufacturers, producers, dealers and installers of cabinetry deemed "essential."
3/30/2020 12:00:00 AM

Labor Department Makes Southwest Windows & Doors Pay Nearly $600,000 in Overtime

Window replacement installer doing business as Renewal by Anderson violated overtime rules.
3/26/2020 12:00:00 AM

Cabinetmakers Laud Trade Ruling on Wooden Cabinets and Vanities from China

the American Kitchen Cabinet Alliance (AKCA) is commending the final affirmative vote by the U.S. International Trade Commission addressing unfairly traded Chinese imports of wooden cabinets and vanities
3/24/2020 12:00:00 AM

Wellborn Cabinet Taps American Woodmark for Director of Product Development

Former American Woodmark exec Christopher Tutuska names Director of Product Development for Wellborn Cabinet.
3/24/2020 12:00:00 AM

Final Ruling on Chinese Kitchen Cabinetry, Vanities To Trigger Massive Tariffs

The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) today determined that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of wooden cabinets and vanities from China.
3/24/2020 12:00:00 AM

California-Based World Tree Launches Eco-Timber Campaign

California-Based World Tree Launches Eco-Timber Campaign For Investors Seeking To Leverage Funds To Reverse Climate Change
3/19/2020 12:00:00 AM

Patrick Industries Acquires Maple City Woodworking

Patrick Industries has acquired Maple CIty Woodworking a $12 million hardwood door maker in Goshen, IN.
3/18/2020 12:00:00 AM

Drills Cabinet Drawer Boxes for Undermount Hardware in 10 Seconds

The Pinske Edge’s Drawer Notcher machine is designed to notch and drill your cabinet drawer boxes for undermount hardware quickly and easily.
3/18/2020 12:00:00 AM

Universal Forest Acquires Quest Architectural Millwork, Design and Fabrication

Universal Forest Products, Inc. (UFP Industries, Nasdaq: UFPI)  announced that one of its affiliates acquired the operating assets of Quest Design & Fabrication and Quest Architectural Millwork.
3/18/2020 12:00:00 AM

SBA Updates Disaster Loans for Small Businesses

SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million in assistance for each affected small business.
3/17/2020 12:00:00 AM

White House Calls for N95 Sanding Masks to be Donated to Local Hospitals

Carpentry, woodworking and other construction industry firms were asked to donate unopened inventories of N95 respiratory masks in Coronavirus effort.
3/17/2020 12:00:00 AM

Atlantic Plywood Expands in Southeast, Locking in Formica for Region

Atlantic Plywood is expanding its business into the Southeast and will be the exclusive Formica distributor in these markets effective April 6th
3/16/2020 12:00:00 AM

All Commercial Floors Acquires Empire Office Flooring Division

Empire Office is the largest commercial furniture dealer in the U.S., featuring Steelcase and over 400 other brands nationwide.
3/15/2020 12:00:00 AM

OSHA Issues Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for Coronavirus

With COVID-19 spreading, OSHA published its “Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19” to help companies respond in the event of coronavirus in the workplace.
3/12/2020 12:00:00 AM

Final Rules for Industry-recognized Apprenticeship Programs

a final rule that will help expand apprenticeships in the United States by establishing a system for advancing the development of high-quality, Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs
3/12/2020 12:00:00 AM

Hardwood Baseball Bat Maker Marucci Sports Acquired by Compass Diversified Capital

Since its founding in 2009, 230-employee Baton Rouge, LA firm has won over high-profile Major League Baseball stars. It has kyrocketed to founded by two former professional baseball players and an assistant White House Press Secretary
3/10/2020 12:00:00 AM

Interprint To Install Third Digital Press for Decor Paper Printing

Interprint, the German decor laminate printer, ordered its third digital press, to produce a short run and continuous pattern papers. Its second started up late last year.
3/6/2020 12:00:00 AM

Herman Miller, Logitech G Create Furniture Solutions for Gamers

Herman Miller will design and build furniture for gamers in partnership with electronic accessories firm LogitechG
3/3/2020 12:00:00 AM

Kitchen Magic Cabinet Refacing Wins NARI 2020 Awards for New Jersey Projects

Kitchen Magic Recognized at NARI Awards for Exceptional Work on Two Remodeling Projects
3/3/2020 12:00:00 AM

U.S. Sees 'Reasonable Indication' Moulding, Millwork Firms Hurt by Imports

imported wood moulding and millwork from Brazil and China are allegedly sold in the U.S. at less than fair value and subsidized by the government of China.
3/1/2020 12:00:00 AM

World Millwork Alliance Names Jeffery Williams as Director of Membership

World Millwork Alliance (WMA), the leading wholesale distribution organization named Jeffery Williams to Director of Membership.
3/1/2020 12:00:00 AM

Select Interior Concepts Architectural Surfaces Group President Departs

Millwork installer and building materials dealer hunts for a new president.
3/1/2020 12:00:00 AM

American Woodmark Particleboard Costs Dampen Earnings

Higher Armstrong Flooring lost $58 million for the year, almost half of it in the fourth quarter.he
3/1/2020 12:00:00 AM

Pima Door and Supply Relocates Manufacturing Plant to Larger Space

Pima Door & Supply, Inc. Moves Plant to Larger Quarters Near Phoenix
3/1/2020 12:00:00 AM

Roll & Hill Acquires Alexis Manufacturing in Grand Rapids, MI

 With the purchase of this factory, Roll & Hill expands its capabilities into the design and making of wood furniture
2/25/2020 12:00:00 AM

China RTA Kitchen Cabinet Importers Expect Duties Won't Be Collected

American Coalition of Cabinet Distributors’ Statement on Final Commerce Determinations in RTA Cabinets Investigation
2/24/2020 12:00:00 AM

U.S. Cabinet Makers Win 59% Antidumping Duties on China Imports

The American Kitchen Cabinet Alliance (AKCA) is commending the antidumping and countervailing duty final determinations issued by the U.S. Department of Commerce
2/24/2020 12:00:00 AM

Greg Kasten Named General Manager at IBS Millwork

The former Mortenson Millwork president will head the Atlanta area operations for USA Millwork's network.
2/24/2020 12:00:00 AM

Masco Cabinetry and ACProducts form Cabinetworks Group

As ACProducts closes on the deal, KKR steps in to finance it, reports Bloomberg News.
2/24/2020 12:00:00 AM

Ashley Furniture Backs FIRST Robotics Program at Local High Schools

Supporting Local High Schools FIRST Robotics Programs with a $20,000 Contribution
2/24/2020 12:00:00 AM

OSHA Moves to Cut Silica Dust Exposure in Countertops and Other Sectors

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has established a revised National Emphasis Program (NEP) to identify and reduce or eliminate worker exposures to respirable crystalline silica (RCS).
2/21/2020 12:00:00 AM

Start-up Prodigy Cabinetry Hiring 80 for Highly Automated Plant

European-styled cabinetry, today announced new operations in Greenville County. The company’s $2.5 million investment will create 80 new jobs.
2/21/2020 12:00:00 AM

Chicago Scenic Studios Names Blasko Ristic President

Chicago Scenic Studios is pleased to announce that company chairman Bob Doepel and our Board of Directors have appointed Blasko Ristic president.
2/20/2020 12:00:00 AM

Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork Promotes Lance Premeau to GM of Edina

The former manufacturing plant manager moves oversees regional support for architects, builders, and contractors, and retail operations.
2/10/2020 12:00:00 AM

US LBM Holdings Is Featured on Military Makeover Operation Career TV

Specialty building materials distributor US LBM Holdings, will be featured on an workforce-themed segment of "Military Makeover Operation Career."
2/7/2020 12:00:00 AM

U.S. Largest Ipe Wood Supplier says Fake Ipe Wood Decking Is On the Rise

Some composite decking manufacturers aggressively name their plastic products "Ipe Wood" or "Brazilian Walnut."
2/6/2020 12:00:00 AM

Awards Show Nationwide Trend to Wood Building Design

Data showing a sharp rise in the use of innovative wood building systems
2/6/2020 12:00:00 AM

Millwork Firm Bianchi & Company Acquired by Builders FirstSource

Builders FirstSource, the largest U.S. supplier of building products, acquired Bianchi & Company, a millwork firm in Charlotte, NC
2/4/2020 12:00:00 AM

U.S. Launches Investigation In Moulding and Millwork Dumping by Brazil and China

U.S. Department of Commerce Initiates Antidumping Duty (AD) And Countervailing Duty (CVD) Investigations of Imports of Wood Mouldings and Millwork Products from Brazil and China
1/31/2020 12:00:00 AM

Freres Lumber Installs First Horizontal Plywood Press in U.S.

Freres Lumber Co., Inc. is the first U.S. company to install and operate the Taihei Horizontal Press Model P25-AB, a horizontal hot press for laminating plywood.
1/31/2020 12:00:00 AM

Ethan Allen CEO Farooq Kathwari Honored With Service To Furniture Industry Award

Ethan Allen President, Chairman and CEO Farooq Kathwari received the inaugural Service to the Industry Award at the Furniture Today Leadership Conference in Naples, FL.
1/29/2020 12:00:00 AM

TÜV Rheinland to Open Furniture Testing Lab Near Grand Rapids, MI

ÜV Rheinland, a global leader in testing, inspection and certification services is opening a new furniture testing facility in Kentwood, MI
1/29/2020 12:00:00 AM

MasterBrand Cabinets Says Antidumping Tariffs Helping

Jasper, IN-based MasterBrand Cabinets sales decreased 5 percent in the fourth quarter,
1/29/2020 12:00:00 AM

Conner Industries Opens Crating and Packaging Plant in Tulsa, OK

The new facility is expected to serve large manufacturing customers with industrial transport and protective packaging solutions
1/28/2020 12:00:00 AM

Jeld-Wen Develops Rustic Look Interior Door

Jeld-Wen has developed a rustic look interior door combining knotty white cedar wood veneer with modern flat-panel styles and translucent glass
1/24/2020 12:00:00 AM

U.S. Joins World Economic Forum 1 Trillion Trees Initiative

President Donald Trump committed the U.S. to support the 1 Trillion Trees initiative launched at the Davos economic gathering.
1/24/2020 12:00:00 AM

Lowe's Plans 50,000 Spring Hires

Lowe’s plans to hire more than 53,000 seasonal workers
1/24/2020 12:00:00 AM

Kember To Add Digital Printing at Michigan Flooring Plant

Kember Kreative Interiors Becomes First in North America to Purchase New EFI Cubik S700 Digital Printer features cutting-edge mineral ink for single-pass wood staining.
1/22/2020 12:00:00 AM

New High School Join Raising Woodwork Career Alliance Education to 130 Total

The Woodwork Career Alliance of North America welcomes 29 high school woodworking programs as EDUcation™ members for the 2019-20 academic year, for a total 130 organizations of all types.
1/21/2020 12:00:00 AM

Importers of Chinese-made Cabinetry Push their Case To Cabinet Buyers, Designers

Executives from leading U.S. RTA cabinet distribution companies, including members of the American Coalition of Cabinet Distributors (ACCD)
1/21/2020 12:00:00 AM

Spector of Antidumping Tariffs on China Forces Solid Wood Cabinets to Close

Solid Wood Cabinets says it was forced to close down its business
1/21/2020 12:00:00 AM

Kimball Furniture Consolidates Manufacturing, Centralizes Business Practices

Executive moves reflect the company's commitment to maximizing operational efficiency and increasing value for customers and shareholders
1/20/2020 12:00:00 AM

Cabinetry Distributor Wolf Home Products Acquires Carstin Countertops

Cabinetry and building products distributor Wolf Home Products has acquired Carstin Kitchen & Bath Surfaces, Arthur, IL.
1/16/2020 12:00:00 AM

Novacap Private Equity Acquires Bush Furniture Industries

Desjardins Capital and Fonds de solidarité FTQ support the transaction by becoming shareholders of the new group Bestar-Bush
1/14/2020 12:00:00 AM

Catawba Valley Furniture Academy Aimed at Worker Shortage

Two dozen furniture manufacturers bring eight-week Furniture Fundamentals class required to enter the Catawba Valley Furniture Academy will start January 21 and is open for registration.
1/13/2020 12:00:00 AM

Interior Designer Julia Wong Adopts Senseon High Tech Locks in Kitchen Remodel

World-renowned residential and commercial designer Julia Wong incorporates concealed security into her elegant cabinetry designs while preserving simplicity and power.
1/10/2020 12:00:00 AM

Andersen Windows Employees Get Hefty Increase for 2019 Bonus

Andersen Windows and Doors manufacturer says it paid out $22.7 million or $2,500 to each employee - sssssssto eligible employees as part of its annual profit sharing
1/10/2020 12:00:00 AM

U.S. Millwork Producers Call for Antidumping Tariffs Against Brazil, China

Coalition of American Millwork Producers seek antidumping and countervailing duties.
1/9/2020 12:00:00 AM

Month to Month Kitchen Cabinet Sales Fell 8 Percent in November 2019, KCMA Reports

Cabinet sales overall were down 7.9% compared to October 2019 with custom down 7.2%, semi-custom sales down 8.7%, and stock sales down 7.5%
1/8/2020 12:00:00 AM

China Tariffs Force Retail Fixture Maker To File Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

Retail fixture and display maker Fleetwood Industries Inc., which filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection in Delaware last month, listed tariffs on Chinese imports as a key factor.
1/7/2020 12:00:00 AM

IKEA Settles Dresser Tip-over Death Case for $46 Million

The settlement is believed to be the largest child wrongful death recovery in American history,, IKEA agrees to do more to recall dressers.
1/6/2020 12:00:00 AM

Ashley Furniture Founders Open Recreation Center for in Home Town

Arcadia Community Celebrates Grand Opening of Wanek Cente
1/6/2020 12:00:00 AM

New Overtime Pay Rules Were Implemented January 1. What You Should to Know.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s final rule making 1.3 million American workers newly eligible for overtime pay took effect on Jan. 1, 2020.
1/4/2020 12:00:00 AM

WCA Skilled Woodworker Workforce Effort Boosted by KCD Software

KCD Software Supports WCA’s Efforts to Grow a Skilled Woodworking Workforce KCD Software is the first software developer to become a Gold Sponsor of the Woodwork Career Alliance.
1/3/2020 12:00:00 AM

Cabinotch Founder Phill Crabtree Buys Company Back from Columbia Forest Products


1/3/2020 12:00:00 AM

Alex Andrite Design Digitally Customizes Cabinetry Doors

Cabinet doors and panels that are custom-imaged digitally are now available from Alex Andrite Design Inc.
1/2/2020 12:00:00 AM

Generational Equity Advises Mission Bell Manufacturing in Sale to USA Millwork

enerational Equity, a leading mergers and acquisitions advisor for privately-held businesses, is pleased to announce the sale of its client, Mission Bell Manufacturing, Inc. to USA Millwork.
12/27/2019 12:00:00 AM

Acquiring Topline, Patrick Industries Expands Countertop Footprint

Patrick Industries acquired Topline Counters, a $34 million manufacturer and installer of kitchen and bathroom countertops
12/26/2019 12:00:00 AM

Resolute to Acquire Conifex's Three U.S. Sawmills for $163 Million

Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) will acquire Vancouver-based Conifex Timber Inc.'s three sawmills in the U.S. South for $163 million
12/24/2019 12:00:00 AM

University Research Verifies Antimicrobial Properties of Hard Maple Cutting Boards

Recent research at the University of Illinois adds further credibility to the hygienic benefits of using hard maple cutting boards, says John Boos & Co.
12/21/2019 12:00:00 AM

Kesseböhmer Employee Helps Non-Profit Combat Industry Skilled Labor Shortage

Combating wood industry labor shortage, Wilmington, NC non-profit provides at-risk youth paths to skilled labor careers.
12/20/2019 12:00:00 AM

USA Millwork Acquires Mission Bell

National network of architectural millwork firms adds to portfolio
12/20/2019 12:00:00 AM

Germany's Nobilia Cabinets Names Agency for U.S. Expansion

German manufacturer of European Fitted Kitchens, Baths and Living Spaces is poised to build the Category of European Kitchen Furniture in North America
12/19/2019 12:00:00 AM

VT Industries Promotes COO Jason Farver to President

VT Industries, Inc. today announced Jason Farver has been named President of VT Industries effective January 1, 2020.
12/18/2019 12:00:00 AM

Tariff Exclusions Boost Lumber Liquidators Income by $11 Million

US Trade Representative Ruling Retroactively Exempts Certain Vinyl and Engineered Flooring Products from Section 301 Tariffs
12/13/2019 12:00:00 AM

Canadian Moulding Giant Metrie Divests Poplar Plant to U.S. Millwork Firm

Powell Valley Millwork announced the acquisition of the Metrie Poplar manufacturing facility located in Jeffersonville, KY.
12/10/2019 12:00:00 AM

Ashley Furniture Industries Founder Ron Wanek Wins Horatio Alger Honors

Founder and chairman of the board of Ashley Furniture, Industries Ronald G. Wanek, has been selected for membership in the Horatio Algier Association.
12/10/2019 12:00:00 AM

Pella Windows and Doors Listed in 100 Best Places to Work in 2020

Pella Windows has been listed in 100 Best Places to Work 2020 by job search firm Glassdoor.
12/9/2019 12:00:00 AM

Premier Store Fixtures Sends Massive Wave of Equipment to Auction

Assets of Premier Store Fixtures (recently rebranded as Premier XD) will be auctioned, with one million square feet of state-of-the-art woodworking machinery.
12/9/2019 12:00:00 AM

Sliding Doors Will Capture 25% of Growing Door Market

the worldwide market for doors will cross  $165 billion by 2026, hastened by rising urbanization and growing populations
12/8/2019 11:09:01 PM

Room & Board Launches BIFMA-tested Commercial Furniture Line

Room & Board launches ANSI/BIFMA tested contract furniture division.
12/8/2019 4:33:48 PM

Stickley Furniture Names Mark Wiltshire VP Sales and Marketing

L & J. G. Stickley, of Manlius NY, manufacturer and retailer of premium solid wood furniture and fine upholstery, recently named Mark Wiltshire as Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
12/6/2019 10:55:28 PM

Ashley Furniture in Largest Expansion in Its History

430,000 sq. ft. addition to feature E-Commerce Fulfillment and Distribution Center and new transportation maintenance facility
12/6/2019 12:00:00 AM

Savannah All America Millwork Acquired By Big Shoulders Capital, Iroquois Industrial

Big Shoulders Capital and Iroquois Industrial Group have formed a joint venture to purchase the assets of Savannah All America Millwork and Fabrication in Savannah, Tennessee.
12/4/2019 10:58:42 PM

Computer Malware Cuts Into Lumber Liquidators Earnings

Hit by tariffs and a security breach, Lumber Liquidators earnings plummeted.
12/4/2019 12:00:00 AM

Tariffs Impact Kitchen Cabinet Makers Unevenly, Survey Finds

Cabinetry manufacturers are shifting sourcing in resposne to tariffs, according to the latest survey by John Burns Real Estate Consulting and NKBA shows
12/1/2019 2:59:42 PM

Armstrong Completes Acquisition of MRK Industries, a Ceiling Materials Manufacturer

Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (NYSE:AWI) today announced it has completed its acquisition of MRK Industries, Inc. (MRK), a manufacturer of specialty metal ceiling
11/26/2019 12:00:00 AM

Trendway Furniture Trendway Named Mark Rhoades President

Trendway Corporation today announced the appointment of Mark Rhoades to President.
11/26/2019 12:00:00 AM

Jeld-Wen Plans Appeal of Added $7 Million Awarded Steve and Sons Doors

Window and door firm Jeld-Wen Holding, Inc. (NYSE:JELD)  says it will appeal the added $7 million relief against it in the latest ruling in ongoing litigation with Steves & Sons, Inc.
11/24/2019 5:48:19 PM

Armoires Fabritec, Canada's Biggest Cabinetry Firm, Acquired from Bankruptcy

Quebec cabinetry firm Armoires Fabritec exits bankruptcy and is acquired by building supply firm.
11/22/2019 11:14:03 AM

Flooring America launches Waterproof Hardwood Flooring

Flooring America says a waterproof, real hardwood floor using hydrophobic sealant introduced earlier this year has found strong market acceptance. 
11/20/2019 8:29:05 PM

Arganic Woodwork Gets Deluxe Makeover With Ty Pennington and Team

A woodworking company, Arganic Woodwork, in Season 4 of an original streaming TV series, "Small Business Revolution."
11/20/2019 9:48:46 AM

ACProducts Acquires Masco Cabinetry Operations for $1 Billion

ACProducts vaults into standing as the largest U.S. cabinetry manufacturer, as Masco Corp. (NYSE: MAS) sells its cabinet operations to the Armstrong Cabinets spinoff owned by American Industrial Partners, for $1.0 billion.
11/15/2019 10:59:30 AM

Furniture Manufacturer AIS Links Office Work Spots Via PowerBeam

Commercial office furniture and seating manufacturer AIS  has launched Day-to-Day PowerBeam –  a system for delivering power and data throughout offices.
11/14/2019 1:24:13 PM

Boise 19 % Earnings Drop Points to Weak Prices and a Housing Slow Down

Boise Cascade net income doubled third quarter. And the company dropped a logo infringement lawsuit against a marijuana dispensary.
11/13/2019 1:25:26 PM

Novacap Buys Majority Stake in Foliot Furniture

Private Equity firm Novacap has acquired a majority stake in  Foliot Furniture, a major manufacturer of  furniture for the hospitality, educational and residential sectors.
11/11/2019 10:00:53 PM

High-tech Oak Steam Bending Wins C.W.Keller Millwork Honors

A massive steam-bent oak millwork project at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre helped Trahan Architects and C.W. Millwork claim honors.
11/11/2019 9:30:22 PM

Veterans Offer a Rich Source of New Hires: says General Mattis

"I believe that people coming home from combat can actually have gone through post-traumatic growth, where they grow stronger; they grow kinder; they're more courteous."
11/10/2019 5:37:09 PM

KCMA Launches Workforce Development Knowledge Base for Members

The Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA) has just launched a new section of its website after months of research into the workforce development and skills gap issue facing the manufacturing industry.
11/9/2019 8:32:17 AM

Advanced Wood Products Laboratory Opens at Oregon State University

The Oregon State University College of Forestry celebrated the grand opening last month of its A.A. “Red” Emmerson Advanced Wood Products Laboratory.
11/8/2019 11:12:13 PM

Louisiana-Pacific Names New Controller; OSB Sales Plummet

Lumber and panel manufacturer Louisiana-Pacific named Derek Doyle to vice president, controller and chief accounting officer.
11/8/2019 9:45:23 PM

As Net Income Falls 18 Percent, Jeld-Wen Will Close Windows Plants

Jeld-Wen windows and doors saw a 17.9% drop in net income third quarter. Plant , cuts in manufacturing footprint planned.
11/7/2019 10:56:00 PM

Canada's Secondary Wood Products Market Will Reach US$30.9 Billion in 2018

The Canada secondary wood products market reached a value of US$ 27.5 Billion in 2018.
11/7/2019 10:38:32 PM

Armstrong Flooring's Unpleasant News: Sales Drop 20%; a $31 Million Loss

Armstrong Flooring sales fall 20% as tariffs hit; and shareholder class action floated.
11/5/2019 4:15:12 PM

Marvin Windows Acquires Its Distributor, Merges its Cortland, NY Plant Into It

Marvin windows and doors New York/New England distributor takes on Cortland plant activities.
11/1/2019 2:23:06 PM

China Tariffs Let MasterBrand Reset Cabinet Business, Down 2 Percent

MasterBrand Cabinets owner says expanded Mexico production and a new China tariffs let it 'pivot,' though sales fell 2 percent.
11/1/2019 1:34:46 PM

ClosetMaid Celebrates 55 years in Business

ClosetMaid LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Griffon Corporation (NYSE:GFF) celebrate its 55th anniversary
11/1/2019 12:00:00 AM

Furniture Trade Group Seeks Manufacturers and Sellers to Join Consumer Safety Effort

At its Regulatory Summit this month, the American Home Furnishings Alliance announced the 20+20 Project to communicate furniture safety information to consumers.
10/30/2019 10:54:43 PM

Woodwork Career Alliance Certifies 17 Skill Evaluators at Madison College

Seventeen more educators completed their Woodwork Career Alliance (WCA) Skill Evaluator Training at Madison College.
10/30/2019 11:07:33 AM

Herman Miller Buys Out Furniture Designer Naughtone for $46.1 million

Herman Miller, Inc. acquired the remaining shares of contemporary British furniture designer naughtone for approximately $46.1 million.
10/29/2019 10:36:08 PM

RTA Cabinet Distributors Blast 'Cynical Trade Petition' To Block Chinese Imports

Executives from the U.S. based Ready-to-Assemble RTA cabinet industry press their case at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, against what they call a "cynical trade petition."
10/29/2019 7:40:22 PM

Battling Cyberattack, Components Firm Patrick Industries Spent $1.5 Million

Profits fell 30% for the Elkart, IN maker of moulding, millwork, cabinetry and interior parts for RVs and manufactured homes.
10/29/2019 4:43:21 PM

Home Depot Awards Arauco, American Woodmark, and MasterBrand Cabinets

A vanity with switchable doors and drawers - they can go on the left or right to accommodate plumbing - earned American Woodmark one of The Home Depot's top supplier innovation awards for 2019.
10/23/2019 1:30:48 PM

China's Tariffs on U.S. Furniture Exports Weigh on Ethan Allen Furniture

Furniture manufacturer  Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. says the trade war with China has negatively affected its first quarter sale.
10/23/2019 12:49:15 PM

U.S. Kitchen Cabinet Importers Push Back on Antidumping Tariffs Against China

Noting the imported ready-to-assemble cabinetry is less than 10% of the market, importers of Chinese cabinets head to Capitol Hill.
10/22/2019 9:07:14 AM

MasterBrand Cabinetry's Largest U.S. Distributor Honored in Annual Deloitte Ranking

Sims-Lohman, a Cincinnati cabinet and countertop distributor, was named to the 2019 Deloitte Cincinnati USA 100 List
10/21/2019 7:55:18 PM

Nordbord Will Record a $10 Million Hit for Curtailing OSB Mill Production

Norbord Inc. will lay off 45 employees as it indefinitely curtails production on Line 1 of its two-line oriented strand board mill in Cordele, GA.
10/21/2019 4:04:25 PM

Jefferson Millwork Apprentice Is First to Earn WCA Red Credential

Richard Memory, an apprentice woodworker at Jefferson Millwork & Design, is the first professional woodworker to achieve the third level Red Credential in the WCA’s skills credentialing Passport program.
10/21/2019 11:45:18 AM

Bassett Furniture Pays $2.5M for Aluminum Furniture Manufacturer Crimson Casual

Bassett Furniture Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: BSET) announced today that it is finalizing an agreement to purchase certain assets of Crimson Casual, Inc. for $2,250,000 in cash and stock.
10/18/2019 10:51:07 AM

Dura Supreme Cabinetry Acquired by Private Equity Firm GHK

Tony Sugalaski was named CEO as Dura Supreme Cabinetry's family owners sell to GHK Capital, a Greenwich, CT-based private equity firm.
10/18/2019 10:24:01 AM

Alum Leaves Cerritos College $2.3 Million for Woodworking Scholarships

Cerritos College alumnus, the late John B. Smith, Jr., left a $2.3 million gift from his estate to support the College’s acclaimed woodworking program.
10/18/2019 8:04:26 AM

Woodhaven Furniture Names New VP Manufacturing Over 12 Plants

Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), which rents furniture made at its five captive Woodhaven Furniture Industries pants, named Tommy Harper VP Manufacturing.
10/17/2019 12:01:06 PM

Former Myers Exec to Head MasterBrand Cabinets

R. David Banyard has been named as president, MasterBrand Cabinets, succeeding David Randich, who will retire after 12 years heading the cabinetry unit of Fortune Brands Home & Security.
10/16/2019 8:32:10 AM

FedEx Launches Freight Direct, For In-Home Furniture Delivery and Unwrapping

The FedEx Freight unit FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) is expanding delivery of furniture including unwrapping, following a pilot program in a few markets. 
10/15/2019 5:12:11 PM

Wood Fiber Holdings Names Craig Tompkins CEO

The Board of Directors of Wood Fiber Holdings Inc. named Craig Tompkins President and CEO. The firm formed last year when Simonds International and Burton Saw merged.
10/15/2019 3:28:24 PM

Lumber Liquidators Settles Cracking Bamboo Flooring Suit for $30 Million

Lumber Liquidators Holdings, Inc. told the Securities & Exchange Commission it has agreed to pay $30 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over bamboo flooring that cracks. 
10/14/2019 3:23:41 PM

Center for Art in Wood Features Works of 43 Women Woodworkers

The Center for Art in Wood is pleased to present "Making a Seat at the Table: Women Transform Woodworking" through
10/14/2019 9:16:44 AM

Jeld-Wen Windows CEO, Revenue Down 4 Percent, Sees Urgency to Efficiency

Jeld-Wen sends early warning its third quarter weakened, blaming operational inefficiencies and erratic order patterns.
10/11/2019 3:02:43 PM

Kevin Cook Named Engineering Manager at Cornerstone Specialty Wood

Cornerstone Specialty Wood Products, manufacturer of ResinDek industrial engineered flooring panels for industrial work platforms at warehouses
10/11/2019 11:56:11 AM

Doug Hague To Succeed Phil Duvic as Architectural Woodwork Institute Chief Executive

Effective January 1, 2020, Doug Hague will become executive director at the Architectural Woodwork Institute.
10/11/2019 10:46:12 AM

China Cabinet Import Duties Set at 262 Percent

The U.S. Department of Commerce preliminary determination in the antidumping duty investigation of imports of wooden cabinets, vanities, and components from China was released
10/9/2019 1:23:24 PM

Masco Moves Ahead in Divestment Plan, Selling Milgard Windows

Masco, parent of Merillat, KraftMaid and Masco Cabinetry, signed a definitive agreement to sell Milgard Windows for $725 million.
10/5/2019 8:15:35 PM

Virtual Paint Training System Adds Cabinet and Furniture Module

Virtual reality skills training developer VRSim, Inc. expands its VR paint training simulator, SimSpray, with a Furniture and Cabinetry add-on.
10/4/2019 3:53:41 PM

Bierson Develops Proprietary High-wear Table Edge Technology

Bierson Corporation has developed a proprietary new product table edge technology and branded it, EdgetuF. The innovation improves performance on tabletop edging: desks, dining, cash wraps, etc.
10/3/2019 9:55:13 AM

Entering Ohio, Building Materials Dealer US LBM Acquires Forge Lumber

US LBM Holdings, LLC, a leading distributor of specialty building materials, has acquired Forge Lumber, which operates locations in Cincinnati and nearby Kentucky.
10/2/2019 10:44:29 PM

Walcraft Cabinetry Rolls Out Virtual Reality Kitchen Previews Nationally

Walcraft Cabinetry has adopted a design platform that gives customers a fully immersive Hollywood-grade virtual renovation preview using CGI in 8K
10/2/2019 9:47:20 PM

Conner Industries to Open Industrial Wood Crate, Pallet and Packaging Plant in Alabama

Conner Industries Montgomery, AL plant expects to hire over 100 workers in the next 12 months.
10/2/2019 12:50:46 PM

Conestoga Wood Specialties Among Hundreds Opening for Manufacturing Day

Masco Cabinets and dozens of wood industry firms and more than 2,724 manufacturers opening their factory floors to students and job seekers on Manufacturing Day 2019, October 4.
10/2/2019 12:01:54 PM

Custom Closet Line Launched by California Closets

New Paxton Collection Offers Transitional Modern Storage Solutions for the Whole Home
10/2/2019 12:00:00 AM

Video: Building 450 Foot Tall Wood Wind Power Turbines

Swedish firm Modvion has designed 450-foot tall windpower turbine towers built of wood.
9/30/2019 11:27:22 PM

With MDF and OSB As Models, SDB Wood Panel Aims to Be a New Category

Steel Wood Industries aims to have its composite wood material designated as an official type: SDB (Steel Wood Density Board).
9/27/2019 9:54:34 AM

Sawdust-free Woodshops With No Sharp Blades? Yes, in Woodwork Simulator

From the folks who gave you simulated ailing and airplane cockpit controls comes a new game for virtual crafts.
9/26/2019 12:08:32 PM

Midcentury Modern Doghouse and Walnut Chair Win Etsy 2019 Design Awards

Etsy, the global marketplace for woodcrafts and other creative goods, announced the winners in its first-ever, global Etsy Design Awards with sellers from the U.S. taking the top prizes for wood products.
9/25/2019 12:10:34 PM

Metabo Builds Up U.S. Power Tool Business with New CEO and COO Appointments

Koki Holdings Co., Ltd (Japan) Announces appointment of Robert Pjevach as Chief Operating Officer Americas and Metabo HPT (Koki Holdings America Ltd) who is a subsidiary company appoints Pjevach as CEO in North America of Metabo HPT.
9/25/2019 10:59:48 AM

Ashley Furniture Ventures Into Ready-to-Assemble Market Buying U.S. Plant from China's Homestar N.A.

Ashley acquired Fujian, China-based Homestar N.A.'s plant in Statesville, NC to venture deeper into Ready-To-Assemble (RTA) furniture.
9/20/2019 1:00:03 PM

U.S. Plywood Group Claims U.S. Agencies Improperly Certify South American Plywood as APA 109 Compliant

Nine U.S. domestic plywood producers who have formed the "U.S. Structural Plywood Integrity Coalition" have filed a Lanham Act claim of false labeling against three U.S. certification agencies.
9/16/2019 12:59:45 PM

Stickley Builds Coat of Arms for Syracuse Bishop

Stickley, the historic furniture maker based in Manlius, NY, used makore and mother of pearl, crafting in its Vietnam and New York factories.
9/16/2019 12:00:00 AM

Bruce Livingston, CEO of Village Cabinets, Succumbs to Rare Immune System Disorder

Bruce Livingston Clark, 58, CEO and co-founder of Village Cabinets in Bristol, CT, passed away after a two-month battle with HLH.
9/15/2019 6:21:53 PM

In Door Skin Dispute, Steves and Sons Claims a Win, While Jeld-Wen Fights Divestment Order

Steves Doors claimed a victory after a federal judge in Virginia enjoined Jeld-Wen from relitigating in a Texas state district court the same claims tried previously in Federal court in Virginia. 
9/12/2019 2:09:20 PM

Masonite Taps Garage Door Firm Chamberlain for its Chief Innovation Officer

Masonite named Cory Sorice as Chief Innovation Officer. Sorice's background includes Stanley Black & Decker and Newell Rubbermaid. 
9/11/2019 9:31:55 PM

Pella Windows & Doors Relaunches Retail Stores Based on Research by Brand Agency Research

Pella is redesigning more than 200 of its stores, introducing new Experience Centers acoss the country, with design firm, Eleven, a creative brand consultancy and Star, a face-to-face experiential marketing company.
9/11/2019 6:49:50 PM

Call for Furniture Design Entries in Formica FORM Student Competition

The 2020 FORM Student Innovation Competition invites architecture and interior design students to showcase their creativity by designing furniture pieces showcasing Formica Brand products.
9/11/2019 5:17:51 PM

Tenex Capital Management Invests in Wolf Home Products

Tenex Capital Management (“Tenex”) is pleased to announce that, in partnership with management, it has invested in Wolf Home Products
9/11/2019 12:00:00 AM

Custom Wood Window Millwork Firm Revival Sash Names Regional Sales Director

Revival Sash, a high-end, custom window maker, named a regional sales director. The firm received investment by Sachs Capital.
9/10/2019 10:12:58 PM

Lumber Liquidators Appoints Pier 1 Exec Nancy A. Walsh As Chief Financial Officer

The largest U.S. flooring retailer Lumber Liquidators (NYSE: LL), appointed Nancy A. Walsh as  Chief Financial Officer, effective September 9, 2019.
9/10/2019 9:46:56 PM

Lab Cabinetry and Millwork Firm Kewaunee Sees 18.8 Percent Drop in U.S. Sales

Kewaunee Scientific sales for first quarter fell 6.7 percent to $39.3 million, but U.S. sales dropped 18.8 percent.
9/10/2019 8:39:45 PM

Furniture Sustainability Standard Committee Gets New Chair

Jeffrey Olsen, Pennsylvania's former sustainability director, has been appointed joint committee chair of the ANSI/BIFMA e3 Furniture Sustainability Standard.
9/10/2019 12:14:16 PM

Homewood Holdings Acquires Trim Carpentry, Millwork and Door Firms

A Sacramento firm that installs millwork trim and doors in multiunit buildings, has been acquired by Building Industry, a major owner of wood industry businesses.
9/6/2019 10:39:06 AM

Arauco Closes on Acquisition of long-term supplier of moulding in Malvern, AR

Arauco acquires Prime-Line, Inc., a privately-held moulding producer whose Malvern, AR plant was adjacent to its own plant.
9/5/2019 8:50:55 AM

Formica SurfaceSet Aimed at Commercial Interior Designs

ormica SurfaceSet 2020 is a collection of new woodgrains, solids and patterned Formica Laminate designs for interior designers and architects to use in commercial projects.
9/5/2019 12:00:00 AM

Taylor Guitars President Launches Ethically Sourced Ebony Woodcrafts Line

Stella Falone Kitchen Woodcrafts with premium exotic, ethically sourced ebony cutting boards creates steady jobs.
9/4/2019 11:49:48 AM

Standard Furniture CEO Steps Down To Focus on Family

Todd Evans will step down as CEO of Standard Furniture and act as an advisor to the leadership team in a transition period through November 1, 2019.  
9/4/2019 11:03:41 AM

Cason Shrode Named President of Cassity Jones Lumber

Cassity Jones Lumber named Cason Shrode to the post of president and Chief Operating Officer. “T
9/3/2019 7:16:00 PM

Lumber Liquidators Founder Files To Buy Back Firm and Merge with Cabinets To Go

Thomas Sullivan, who founded Lumber Liquidators, wants to buy it back and merge it with Cabinets to Go
9/3/2019 5:44:39 PM

BWD Woodwork Acquired by Perry Barnes Construction

Wood millwork and moulding firm BWD Woodwork, LLC has been acquired by Perry Barnes Construction, based in Mount Sterling, OH
9/1/2019 1:25:59 PM

EPA Regulations on Formaldehyde in Composite Panel Applies to Imports Too

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published in the Federal Register the final technical amendments to TSCA Title VI yesterday.
8/24/2019 10:02:41 AM

Tresco Lighting TOP PROJECT 2019 Contest Calls for Entries


8/22/2019 12:22:31 PM

Patent Issued for Soy Flour to Replace Adhesives in Composite Panel Manufacturing

Professor Brian Via of the Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences has obtained a patent that will allow soy flour to replace petroleum-based adhesives traditionally used to manufacture wood components
8/20/2019 8:55:40 PM

Andersen Windows Breaks Ground on $35 Million Expansion in Cottage Grove, MN

Andersen Corporation broke ground on an expansion of its Renewal by Andersen manufacturing campus in Cottage Grove, Minnesota.
8/20/2019 8:33:02 PM

Adornus Cabinetry Invests $10 Million To Open U.S. Kitchen Cabinet Factory

Adornus Cabinetry Lancaster operations will serve as a manufacturing facility and corporate headquarters for North America.
8/20/2019 12:00:00 AM

Sherwin-Williams and Related Parties Agree to Resolve Nearly 20-Year-Old California Lead Litigation

10 California cities and counties, The Sherwin-Williams Company agreed to resolve litigation, which started nearly 20 years ago, challenged the companies’ legal advertising of lead-based paints over a century ago.
8/19/2019 7:33:34 AM

Universal Forest Products To Reorganize and Rebrand Following Two More Acquisitions

Universal Forest Products, Inc. (Nasdaq: UFPI) announced a new organizational structure it says is designed to position it for accelerated sales and profit growth, including renaming itself UFP Industries, Inc. starting in January 2020.
8/16/2019 9:42:10 AM

Fellowes Brands Acquires Trendway Corporation

Fellowes Brands, a global leader in business products since 1917, announced its acquisition of Trendway Corporation, of Holland, Michigan.
8/14/2019 12:00:00 AM

Origin Materials Readies Plastic Bottles from Sawdust

Technology startup Origin Materials plans to turn sawdust into plastic bottles, as it begins production in Ontario, Canada.
8/13/2019 7:20:39 PM

Masonite Door Sales Fell 2nd Quarter, But Acquisition Boosts Architectural Segment

Acquisition drives Masonite architectural sales up 23 percent as sales overall falter.
8/13/2019 6:32:01 PM

Window and Door Giant Jeld-Wen Sold CMD Agency as Earnings Fall 4 Percent in Latest Quarter

Window and door manufacturer JELD-WEN Holding, Inc. (NYSE:JELD) second-quarter net revenues of $1.119 billion, a 4.6 percent drop, and net income of $22.4 million. 
8/12/2019 9:42:21 AM

USDA Saw Limited Success Retrieving Valuable Tropical Hardwoods Following Puerto Rico's Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico is a forested island with over 500 native tree species. In 2017, Hurricane Maria left millions of downed trees in Puerto Rico, provoking a swift effort to burn or dispose of the debris in landfills. Some log were put to better uses.
8/12/2019 8:56:48 AM

More Bad News for Chinese Wood Firms: $4 Billion in Cabinetry Duties

In an action that could lead to $4 billion in duties, the U.S. Department of Commerce issued a preliminary countervailing duty determination in the case of subsidized Chinese imports of wooden cabinets and vanities.
8/7/2019 6:11:21 PM

Millwork Projects That Go Off the Rails? How AWI Quality Certification Reduces Angst

Architect Bill Munyan will explore Architectural Woodwork Standards in an mTalk  during mDesign Live, the two-day materials conference taking place Oct. 28-29 in Grand Rapids, MI. 
8/7/2019 9:40:20 AM

Designer Grace Start Recounts Launching a Cabinetry Line With Amish Craftsmen

“Why Our Design Firm Launched Stoffer Home Cabinetry” will be presented by Grace Start during mDesign Live, a two-day conference focused on materials and design on Oct. 28-29  in Grand Rapids, MI.
8/5/2019 10:53:59 AM

Fabuwood Makes Readers' Choice Award Winners List for Kitchen & Bath Business Magazine

Fabuwood is honored to have been recognized as an award recipient and deemed a top cabinet brand in the country. It assembles and customizes flat pack cabientry made in China at a massive plant in New Jersey.
8/4/2019 9:56:06 PM

Wayfair Joins 3D Commerce Working Group Accelerating 3D Content Standardization

Wayfair’s Shrenik Sadalgi will serve as Chair of the newly ratified 3D Commerce Working Group as Wayfair opens access to its 3D files in Sketch-Up
8/4/2019 9:37:28 PM

Houzz Home Interior Design and Cabinetry Source Locator Issues Its First Credit Cards

ouzz Inc., a platform for home remodeling and design, today announced the launch of its first private label credit card, the Houzz Credit Card, and a new co-branded card in partnership with Mastercard.
8/4/2019 9:21:35 PM

Wedding and display props manufacture B&C Mortensen Is Listed For Sale

Located in Old Town, ID, B&C Mortensen specializes in manufacturing portable wedding, party, and display props that are sold nationwide to rental stores, resorts, and special event venues
8/4/2019 8:57:01 PM

MasterBrand Cabinets Sales Flatten in Headwinds from Housing

MasterBrand sales were flat second quarter, though U.S. sales rose and Canada's fell.
8/4/2019 3:02:26 PM

Cabinets Northwest Sold to Private Investor

Generational Equity, an acquisitions advisor for privately-held businesses, said its client Cabinets Northwest was sold to a private investor.
8/4/2019 2:09:03 PM

Flooring Distributor Galleher LLC Acquires Aged Timber, Names Founder Greg Glasnow To Head Finishing Facility


8/4/2019 12:32:03 PM

Anti-Dumping Duties Leap 86 percent on Chinese Multi-layered Wood Flooring

Engineered wood flooring from China sees a massive increase in duties, on top of existing 25% tariffs for Chinese goods overall.
8/3/2019 3:18:14 PM

Massive CalPlant To Begin Making MDF from Plentiful Rice Straw in California in Fall 2019

Start-up Backed by Columbia Forest Products will Employ 115 to Annually Produce More than 140 Million Sq.Ft. of MDF, 30 % of California's Demand
7/31/2019 4:57:32 PM

Color Matching Materials: a Virtual Light Booth Compares Digital to Real Thing

At IWF's new materials conference, mDesign Live, X-Rite Materials Digitization expert Bruce Wright will detail a new system for verifying surface color matches between furnishings, case goods and other interior architectural elements.
7/30/2019 12:38:20 PM

ANSI Product Standard Eyed for Thermally Fused Laminate

CPA formed a joint task group of the Production-Technical Committee and Decorative Surfaces Council to discuss the possible development of an ANSI product standard forthermally fused laminate (TFL).
7/29/2019 11:06:54 AM

Arclin Acquires SURTECO Treating Facility for TFL Papers

East Longmeadow, MA facility complements Arclin’s existing treating footprint
7/29/2019 10:50:57 AM

Masco Cabinetry’s Sarah Reep Sees Color Trading Places With Wood In Interior Design 

Sara Reep, director of Designer Relations & Education at Masco Cabinetry, will talk about the dramatic shift happening between wood tones and interior color combinations at mDesign Live, Oct. 28-29 in Grand Rapids.
7/28/2019 11:39:50 AM

For U.S., Hardwoods Distribution Transitions Sourcing of Dragon Ply Plywood Away from China

Hardwoods Distribution Inc. (HDI) completes an overhaul of its import plywood supply chain, transitioning U.S. operations supply options away from China, diversifying the origins of its flagship brand, Dragon Ply.
7/27/2019 9:47:55 PM

Akins Machinery Division of Würth Baer Gains Rights to Gannomat Imports

Würth Baer Supply Company effective July 1, 2019, Gannomat has granted Würth Baer Supply Company and its Akins Machinery division exclusive import rights for specific Gannomat machinery
7/26/2019 6:30:18 PM

Formica Design VP Renee Derrington to Address ‘Blurred Spaces,’ at mDesign Live 

Renee Hytry Derrington will address “Blurred Spaces - a Vision of Future Living,” at mDesign Live, the two-day materials and design event taking place Oct. 28-29 in Grand Rapids, MI. 
7/25/2019 2:47:12 PM

Wood Component Maker Patrick Industries Sales Growth Slows As Its RV Customers' Sales Decline

Net sales for the second quarter of 2019 increased $8.3 million, or 1%, to $613.2 million from $604.9 million in the same quarter of 2018. The increase in the second quarter was primarily attributable to acquisitions and market share gains, which was partially offset by quarter-over-quarter shipment declines in our primary markets.
7/25/2019 9:52:45 AM

Marvin Windows Rebranding Rolls Out Through Its Dealerships

Dealers of window and door manufacturer Marvin, which adopted the one-word moniker in April, are updating their marketing efforts as well.
7/24/2019 7:45:23 PM

Leading Design Strategist Todd Bracher Keynotes mDesign Live, Oct. 28-29 in Grand Rapids

Todd Bracher will keynote mDesign Live, the two-day materials and design event taking place Oct. 28-29 in Grand Rapids, MI.  Bracher is a design strategist and industrial designer, guiding some of the world’s most prestigious brands
7/24/2019 8:39:04 AM

Popular Woodworking Acquired by Woodshop News Owners

Active Interest Media, publishers of Woodshop News and Woodsmith, have acquired Popular Woodworking Magazine.
7/22/2019 9:52:21 AM

Formica Corporation Showcases New Surface Options for Commercial Applications

Wireless charging and wall protection surfaces highlight Formica Corp. offerings.
7/19/2019 5:59:12 PM

Broadview Holding Completes Acquisition of Formica Group

Netherlands-based industrial holding purchases Formica Group businesses in North America, Europe, and Asia
7/19/2019 3:28:20 PM

Trilantic North America Sells Majority Stake in Tailored Living Closets Franchise Owner

Trilantic North America (“Trilantic”), a leading private equity firm, today announced the sale of its majority stake in Home Franchise Concepts (“HFC”), owner of closets franchise Tailored Living. .
7/19/2019 12:00:00 AM

Toppan Printing to acquire 100% of the décor printer Interprint in global expansion strategy

Decor laminate printer Interprint, with worldwide operations and extensive design capabilities, will be acquired Tokyo printing giant Toppan Group. In 2017 Toppan acquired Decotec Printing of Spain.
7/18/2019 2:48:08 PM

Accuride Launches Online Store and New Website Which Offers Widest Array of Sliding Hardware

Accuride® International (https://www.accuride.com), the world’s largest designer and manufacturer of sliding hardware, has launched an online store and new website to offer convenience, education and support.
7/17/2019 7:48:57 AM

Cabinetry Component Maker Alvic Group Receives Investment from KKR

Investors KKR and Arta Capital fund Alvic Group in international expansion plans
7/17/2019 12:00:00 AM

Nydree to Launch Engineered Oak Commercial Flooring Using Välinge Woodura technology for U.S. Market

Nydree Flooring will launch flooring products using Välinge's patented Woodura surface technology, for the North American market. Nydree, based in Forest, VA, will have the flooring manufactured in Sweden by Välinge Innovation.
7/15/2019 11:45:09 AM

IKEA To Close Danville, Virginia Plant, It's Smallest Operation, In December 2019

IKEA Industry, the manufacturing operation of the global furniture giant, will close its 300-employee Danville, VA plant in December.
7/14/2019 11:12:43 PM

Massive Trove of Boards and Beams Reclaimed from Former Detroit Racetrack Stables

Nearly 300,000 board feet of lumber was salvaged from the Hazel Park Raceway horse stables. The salvaged wood is being made into one-of-a-kind products such as a trestle table produced by The End Grain Woodworking Company
7/14/2019 10:12:43 PM

U.S. Lumber Prices Fall and Russian Exports Are On The Rise in 2019

Non-Canadian imports have increased for six consecutive years and in 2018 reached the highest level in 11 years, reports Wood Resource Quarterly
7/14/2019 9:15:05 PM

Design Leaders Todd Bracher and Karim Rashid To Keynote mDesign Live, IWF's New Show

mDesign Live, the new  materials-centered conference aimed at designers, architects, and product fabricators, announced its first two keynote speakers: designers Karim Rashid and Todd Bracher.
7/11/2019 8:13:40 AM

Cabinet Execs Mark Trexler and Stephen Wellborn Argue Cabinetry Dumping Case in Washington

U.S. Senator Mike Rounds (R-SD) and the American Kitchen Cabinet Alliance (AKCA) held a discussion about threats to U.S. manufacturers by Chinese cabinetry firms, that echo the decline of U.S. furniture manufacturers in the 1980s
7/9/2019 10:40:30 PM

Lumber Distributor Woodgrain Millwork Cited for Exposing Employees to Chemicals

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Woodgrain Millwork Co. – operating as Woodgrain Distribution Inc. – for exposing employees to chemical and struck-by hazards.
7/9/2019 1:55:34 PM

Reforestation of Billions of Trees Is Fastest, Cheapest Way to Resolve Climate Crisis

Increasing the world's forests by 35 percent, by planting billions of acres of trees, is the most practical and cost-effective way to cleanse CO² from Earth's atmosphere, says a study published Science magazine
7/5/2019 11:41:46 AM

Danzer Closes Souvans Plant in France as Sliced Oak Flooring Demand Softens

With veneer demand softening and challenges in obtaining raw materials, Danzer announced it is closing its
7/4/2019 7:54:30 PM

Danzer Veneer Shows High Value Wood Interior Finishes at Global Shop

International hardwood specialist Danzer presented its high-value wood interior finishes for retail at Global Shop Chicago from June 25-27, 2019
7/3/2019 3:53:37 PM

Modular Home Builder Professional Building Systems To Reopen Wood-Mode

Bill French, owner of Professional Building Systems in Middleburg, PA, has an agreement in principle with Great Rock Capital to acquire the assets of cabinetry firm Wood-Mode, which closed without warning in May.
7/2/2019 7:49:00 AM

Steves & Sons Door Millwork Named 2019 Legacy Leaders by San Antonio

With 1,100 employees nationwide, the San Antonio branch was honored by the San Antonio Business Journal.
6/28/2019 10:51:45 AM

Diamond Cabinets Launches Biometric Sensor Locking Drawer

Diamond Cabinets introduces the first-ever standard drawer with an installed self-locking mechanism on the inside to keep everything from prescriptions to passports.
6/27/2019 8:31:29 PM

Former Cabinetry Manager Kacy Sindel to Head Operations at ONE Cannabis

ONE Cannabis, a multi-state producer and retailer of cannabis, says Kindel Director of Operations, Cultivation will advance data processes to streamline cultivation
6/27/2019 8:09:54 PM

Video: Kitchen Cabinet Distributors, Expanding in Houston, Woos Prospective Employees

Kitchen Cabinet Distributors has made a thriving business of importing flat pack cabinetry manufactured in China, then custom tailoring it with hardware, trim and interior adjustments, and finishing it to order.
6/26/2019 1:56:34 PM

Mississippi Furniture Firm Rebuilds and Expands Following Fire

Upholstered furniture manufacturer Behold Washington is expanding its operations in Pontotoc, MS, with a $400,000 corporate investment expected to yield 20 jobs.
6/25/2019 12:12:13 PM

GlobalShop Finds Wood Products Firms Exhibiting, and Delivering Keynote in Chicago

GlobalShop, the store interiors tradeshow for retailers, finds plenty of wood products firms exhibiting at Chicago’s McCormick Place. 
6/24/2019 11:02:56 PM

Blog: Before You Make Any Technology Investments, Let’s Visit the Dungeon

As a consultant commissioning $100 million in wood manufacturing technology, I ask, “Why doesn’t the average factory look like the show floor at IWF, AWFS or Ligna?” Hint: It’s not for lack of funds. 
6/24/2019 5:06:28 PM

Masco Will Divest Cabinetry and Window Divisions With $1.7 Billion in Sales

Masco, whose cabinetry lines include Merrilat, Cardell, Kraftmaid, and Quality CabinetsY CABINETS™
6/20/2019 10:27:40 AM

Artisan Design Group Completes the Acquisition of Markraft Cabinets

Artisan Design Group has acquired Markraft Cabinets, a 115-employee cabinetry design and installation firm. Artisan Design is owned by private equity firm The Sterling Group.
6/18/2019 1:05:07 PM

Eastern Millwork Partners With Hudson County College in Four-Year Paid Apprenticeship Degree Program

Eastern Millwork, a Jersey City, NJ architectural woodworking firm, begins its first class of apprentices July 1, 2019, in a paid apprenticeship program that also earns an Associates Degree in Advanced Manufacturing at Hudson County Community College.
6/15/2019 8:12:42 PM

U.S.-based Refinishing Franchise Says It Is Selling Master Licenses in Europe

N-Hance, a wood-refinishing franchiser, says it is offering master franchise owners in Ireland and England in an effort for international expansion.
6/15/2019 12:36:11 PM

SmartPlank Data-gathering Flooring Part of Trend to Embed Internet of Things into Wood

SmartPlank, a Brookfield, Wisconsin-based wood flooring start-up, is among those injecting IoT (Internet of Things) into wood products.
6/13/2019 12:55:50 PM

BIFMA Compliant, a Commercial Furniture Conformance Program, Debuts at NeoCon 2019

BIFMA Compliant, a commercial furniture standards-conforming products, debuted at the Business & Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association annual meeting at NeoCon 2019. 
6/12/2019 9:52:44 AM

Roving Union Carpentry Firm Handles Millwork for Retailers on Time and Materials Basis

Store Force Inc., a long time leader and provider of installations and finish carpentry offers a very unique program to the industry by allowing clients to utilize our union crews on time and materials hourly rates
6/9/2019 9:46:15 PM

Weston Wood Solutions and Artitalia Group Named Best Managed Canadian Firms by Deloitte

Weston Wood Solutions, a lumber and millwork firm based in Brampton, Ontario; and Artitalia Group, a store fixtures and interiors firm based in Quebec City, have been named to the 2019 list of Canada's Best Managed Companies.
6/9/2019 11:59:19 AM

AWI To Reopen Casework Standards Review Process As Questions on Materials Standards Pour In

Developing new architectural woodwork standards under the ANSI protocols, AWI says testing could allow more flexiblity in materials than "overly prescriptive requirements" used before. standards in
6/7/2019 9:01:58 AM

Stairbuilders Present Balustrade Building Classes at Multiple Sites

The Stairbuilders and Manufacturers Association will visit stair parts manufacturer Crown Heritage in Wilkesboro, NC, to present Balustrade Level I.
6/6/2019 6:58:54 PM

Pushing High Performance Windows & Doors, WDMA Aims at Up-selling Architects and Builders

Builders, architects and remodelers will get encouragement and guidance on specifying higher performance windows and doors, as the Window & Door Manufacturers Association launches its Open Up to Performance initiative.
6/6/2019 4:35:59 PM

Bush Industries Marks 60 Years in Furniture Manufacturing at 2019 NeoCon Celebration

Bush Industries holds a 60th Diamond Anniversary Celebration at the commercial furniture and design event on Monday, June 10  with cake, cocktails and a slideshow of Bush Industries, Inc. moments through the decades.
6/2/2019 8:18:50 PM

English-style Cabinet Line, Stoffer Home Cabinetry, Launched by Michigan Designer

Based in  Grand Rapids, MI, Stoffer Home Cabinetry features a highly customizable - sized in one-inch increments - limited design line of English style inset cabinets, with high-end features such as dovetail walnut drawer boxes and lining in cabinet box interiors. 
6/2/2019 6:53:36 PM

To Win Workers Haworth Tests Flexible Work Schedules in Table Top Factory

Commercial furniture manufacturer Haworth resets factory schedules to allow three-day weekends, in an effort to attract and old employees.
5/30/2019 12:16:37 PM

3D Components and Retail Fixtures Specialists Bierson Corp. Names Marketing Director

Summer Matsu, a seasoned marketing professional, joins the Central Point, OR-based Bierson Corporation as Marketing Director.
5/30/2019 10:43:47 AM

Patented Deeply Textured Digital Wood Finishing Debuts at Ligna 2019

ZeeTree's patented digital texture system, previewed at Interzum, is presented in partnership with Barberán at Ligna 2019
5/27/2019 11:03:58 AM

Commercial Furniture Group BIFMA To Hold Annual Meeting at 2019 NeoCon, in Chicago June 12

The 2019 BIFMA Annual Meeting will take place ata new venue, on Wednesday, June 12th at the NeoCon Theater - 19th Floor of The Merchandise Mart.
5/24/2019 11:14:38 PM

Ashley Furniture sponsors SkillsUSA State Competition in Wisconsin

Ashley Furniture Industries was Diamond Sponsor of the 2019 SkillsUSA State Conference in Wisconsin, pledging $14,000 to the organization.
5/24/2019 9:23:22 PM

Ashley Furniture 3D Printers Make Drill Guides, CNC Pins and Fixturing Parts

Ashley Furniture operates FormLab 3D printers to produce templates, pins and drill guides, speeding turnaround versus outsourcing.
5/24/2019 1:00:40 PM

Decor Printers Schattdecor and Surteco Adopt Counterfeit Protection

surface specialists Schattdecor AG and SURTECO GmbH are unveiling a new form of copyright protection in cooperation with FiliGrade, a company that specializes in the production of customized watermarks.
5/23/2019 12:00:00 AM

NWFA Honors Members and 2019 Wood Floor of the Year Winners at Annual Event

The National Wood Flooring Association honored best wood floors and community service during its convention and expo, May 1-3 in Fort Worth.
5/21/2019 10:01:32 PM

A Peek at Some 2019 Winners in Interzum Award: Intelligent Material & Design in Cologne

Interzum Award: Intelligent Materials winners but we noticed them during set-up (then updated with more detail).
5/20/2019 7:48:32 AM

North American Group Exhibitors at Interzum Lean To Lumber Products

North Americans show lumber, components, veneer and services at Interzum 2019 in Cologne
5/17/2019 9:24:07 AM

U.S. Kitchen Cabinet Distributors Fight Trade Barriers on Chinese RTA Cabinetry

U.S. distributors, dealers, contractors, installers and importers of ready-to-assemble (RTA) cabinets launched the American Coalition of Cabinet Distributors.
5/16/2019 12:10:09 PM

Door Giant Masonite Names Former Valspar Exec Howard Heckes CEO

Door manufacturer Masonite International (NYSE: DOOR) named Howard C. Heckes President and CEO
5/16/2019 2:07:07 AM

ABC Shark Tank Investors Pitched by MDF Phone Booth Office Cube Start-up

Cubicall, a custom phone booth manufacturer, pitched on ABC's "Shark Tank" investors on ar concept of sound-proof in-office phone booths as a way of giving privacy and restoring order to open-plan offices
5/14/2019 9:39:44 PM

Armstrong Wood Flooring Spin-off Moves to New Headquarters

Armstrong Industries wood flooring business, which spun off Armstrong Industries in a $100 million deal in November 2018, will establish its own headquarters in West Hempfield Township, PA
5/14/2019 8:44:11 PM

Classic Millwork Owner Bruce Spritz Joins Woodwork Career Alliance Board

Bruze Spitz, owner of Classic Millwork & Products in El Paso, Texas, has joined the Woodwork Career Alliance Board of Directors.
5/9/2019 2:49:22 PM

Ex-Marine Seeks to Hire Veterans as He Reopens Family's Fifth-Generation Woodship

Daniel McClintock found the tool blades were still sharp at his grandfather's shuttered Sweetwater, TN woodshop.
5/6/2019 12:48:16 PM

AWI Architectural Wood Casework Standard Review Period Ends May 24, 2019

The Architectural Woodwork Institute says its Architectural Wood Casework Standard has been completed and approved by the AWI Technical Committee. 
5/6/2019 11:53:06 AM

IWF Network Newsletter February 26, 2019

February 26, 2019
5/1/2019 9:41:19 AM

Digital Wood Finishing Technology Raises Its Profile at Big German Trade Shows

Digitally controlled finishing of wood products through inkjet and other technologies is being shown by IWF exhibitors at interzum in Cologne and Ligna in Hannover, both in May.
4/26/2019 8:38:03 AM

Pella Donates to Arts Group Where Its Employee Volunteerism Award Winner Helps

Pella Corporation will present the Performing Arts and Education Association of Southwest Iowa with a $25,000 check to support music education.
4/25/2019 11:53:32 AM

American Hardwood Export Council brings U.S. firms to interzum trade fair in Cologne

The American Hardwood Export Council will stage a pavilion for U.S. lumber companies at interzum in Cologne, Germany.
4/25/2019 10:18:07 AM

TorQuest Partners Acquires Prepac Manufacturing

TorQuest Partners announced the acquisition of Prepac Manufacturing Ltd., a manufacturer of ready-to-assemble home furniture sold exclusively through online retailers.
3/19/2019 12:00:00 AM

California Closets Debuts e-Commerce Line

New Platform of Premium Closet Accessories Provides a Full-Service Customer Experience
3/19/2019 12:00:00 AM

Complete Data from CMA’S Benchmark Survey Is Available to Purchase

The Cabinet Makers Association (CMA) announces that their 2018 Benchmark Survey results are available to purchase for $39.95.
2/13/2019 12:00:00 AM

INTERNATIONAL WOODWORKING FAIR Launches IWF Network News

ATLANTA (February 13 2019) – The International Woodworking Fair® (IWF) is pleased to announce the launch of our new global newsletter known as IWF Network News.
2/8/2019 12:00:00 AM

INTERNATIONAL WOODWORKING FAIR - New Chairman for IWF 2020

ATLANTA (February 1, 2019) – The International Woodworking Fair® (IWF) is pleased to announce the appointment of the 2020 IWF Chairman, Brian Donahue, the President of Safety Speed Manufacturing.
1/29/2019 12:00:00 AM

American Woodmark Acquiring Cabinet Manufacturer RSI Home Products

Accretive Acquisition Adds Highly Profitable Kitchen and Bath Cabinetry and Home Storage Brands to American Woodmark's Growing Portfolio
12/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

Weinig & HOLZ-HER - IWF Challengers Finalists

3 Innovative New Products Selected
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New HOLZ-HER Technology for Laser Edge

Lumina Edgebanders with Ltronic Technology
6/11/2014 12:00:00 AM

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